Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

anorexia nervosa

how can i help a senior who is suffering this disorder
5 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Get them to a doctor, there may be an underlying medical condition which is causing this. I hate to ask this, is she suicidal? this could be a passive suicidal attempt.
Helpful - 0
607502 tn?1288247540
There is also an eating disorders forum on here as well which might help, sadly I don't think youre going to get a lot of help with anorexia on the bipolar forums but its worth the question.

I tend to be the same as leftcoastchick - doctor is the person you need, I know anorexia needs serious help and counselling but id also wonder if it is anorexia which has fairly specific symptoms and behaviours as opposed to not eating which is indeed possibly an attempt at suicide.

Is the person physically ill?
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I was thinking it could be some sort of brain degenerative issue like Alzheimer's, that disease affects the whole brain.
Helpful - 0
607502 tn?1288247540
Yeah maybe, the other side is like my grandmother after her hip broke - she just stopped eating, decided it was time to die.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
She definitely needs to see Dr to rule out any physical cause for not eating.  She will also need build-up drinks to compensate for her not eating.

This could be physical or psychological, either way the only way to ensure she is treated is to get her to a Dr.  The elderly can go downhill very fast.

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Bipolar Disorder Community

Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
15 signs that it’s more than just the blues
Discover the common symptoms of and treatment options for depression.
We've got five strategies to foster happiness in your everyday life.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.