My friend has anorexia, I'm shocked and I don't know what to do Watch

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Give him some chocolate cake?
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Has he been diagnosed with anorexia?
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Has he been diagnosed with anorexia?
According to him, he's had it for quite a time but only recently admitted to himself of having it. So, he went to his GP and was diagnosed with ana.

It was from then on he told his close friends.
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According to him, he's had it for quite a time but only recently admitted to himself of having it. So, he went to his GP and was diagnosed with ana.

It was from then on he told his close friends.
That was very brave of him. I thought it was highly unusual for a person with anorexia to actually make the first move like that; a lot of people know they have a problem but still avoid any help and support they get. Sounds as if he's doing quite well.

I guess, in answer to your OP, just take the lead from him. If he wants to talk about it, then listen. But otherwise, it might be that he wants to act normal with you and forget he has a problem, so the nicest thing you could do for him is to act normal yourself. Easier said than done, I know! But if you take the lead from him, you can see how far he wants to discuss things like food and exercise - thereby not making it an issue for him.

Good luck, you sound like a very loyal friend
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That was very brave of him. I thought it was highly unusual for a person with anorexia to actually make the first move like that; a lot of people know they have a problem but still avoid any help and support they get. Sounds as if he's doing quite well.

I guess, in answer to your OP, just take the lead from him. If he wants to talk about it, then listen. But otherwise, it might be that he wants to act normal with you and forget he has a problem, so the nicest thing you could do for him is to act normal yourself. Easier said than done, I know! But if you take the lead from him, you can see how far he wants to discuss things like food and exercise - thereby not making it an issue for him.

Good luck, you sound like a very loyal friend
thanks, that really helps.

He hit rock bottom before going to the doctor and now he's in recovery. At least it wasn't life threatning as I know ana can be.

thanks everyone
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