i wasn't going to post this...but then i thought, what better way to get help and opinions than through blogging? this is a very serious situation, and as a family we aren't sure what to do...so any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
we have a family member who is extreamly anorexic. i don't mean just skips a few meals here and there....or is a little on the skinny side....she is 20 years old, 5'6", and only weighs 80 lbs! we have been told that if she doesn't get some serious help she won't make it till christmas. she is seeing a psychologist, and her parents have been looking into a clinic in boise to get her into, but she doesn't want to go. and because she is over 18 it doesn't sound like anyone can make her get help that she doesn't want. i'm not sure if she thinks that she doesn't have a problem, or if this is a slow suicide, or like so many people that i have heard with this problem in the past, if she just likes the "control" that she has over this aspect in her life.
i guess what i'm asking from all of you is any information you may have on some good clinics, or maybe a good specialist, or if you have known anyone with this problem and what helped them. we don't need anymore information on anorexia and the signs and effects...we already know all of that. just some helpful info would be so great.