If your child has displayed signs of an eating disorder it is important to take steps to get them help as soon as possible. Many parents wait until it is too late only to watch their children grow into unhappy young adults because they have formed negative associations with food. Although some people are quick to recommend a psychiatrist to treat eating disorders you may want to start by consulting a Richmond GP who has experience with eating disorders. Many times these disorders are caused by imbalances in the body and simple treatments are able to treat them for good.
One of the more difficult things you may have to do is find a GP who is qualified to help your child. You may find that while your regular one may be able to diagnose the problem they may not be equipped to deal with helping resolve it. Do not despair – if you look carefully you will find a doctor who is capable of helping your child transition into a healthy adult. They will be trained in paediatrics as well as eating disorders and they will come up with strategies that you can use at home to help your child feel and become better.
Make sure that you choose a doctor who is compassionate and has a good bedside manner. One of the biggest problems with eating disorders is that they cause people to develop self consciousness, stress and even depression and if your child isn’t handles well during their visits it can make the problem worse. The doctor should be a good listener too – they need to understand why your child may have developed this particular problem.
One of the best places to get help is at the Roseneath Medical Practice. They have excellent GP’s to help get to the root of your child’s eating disorder and they are available for consultation when you need them. You can find out more on their website, http://www.roseneathdoctorsrichmond.co.uk/.