One of the lesser known symptoms of early onset anorexia nervosa is “self abnegation” or even “self punishment.” Although these symptoms can be seen in older patients (adolescents) too, our experience has shown it to be most common in the younger patients. And most heartbreaking too.
What does it look like? Well, let me tell you, it is torture, both for the child as well as for the parents. It looks like this:
The 12 year old boy of very engaged and devoted parents who calls…Read More