"What kind of symptoms was Ben displaying in the summer of 2009? Actually they were text-book signs of an eating disorder like anorexia, but my husband and I hadn't a clue what was happening. Below you'll find a list of typical symptoms of an emerging eating disorder in boys."
Our GP missed the signs of Ben's escalating anorexia, our local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) didn't view his case as urgent and so it wasn't until February of the following year that Ben began treatment for his eating disorder - and only then because he'd been admitted to hospital with a dangerously low pulse rate (Bradycardia).
"As Ben plummeted into anorexia I was busy cramming up on information about eating disorders because, if the NHS wasn't viewing his case as urgent, then I knew that I'd have to jump in to do whatever I could to try and halt the eating disorder's progress. I couldn't just stand there and watch my son fade away."