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03 Apr 2007

Child Annorexia
Hi There,

I have a 5yr old niece who is slowly starving herself...it's not a concieous weight control thing...she just doesn't feel the need to eat. It has gotten so bad that she's giving away her snack box treats at pre-school to her friends. NOT Sharing giving the whole lot.

It has shaken our family as I have 2 toddlers myself and have never seen anything like this. She gave up on eating from about 2yrs old and it's escalating. Please ADVISE!!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Best to get her properly assessed by a child psychiatrist, as there could be various causes for this problem behaviour, includign Depression. Anorexia isn't usually diagnosed at this age.
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