Depression or Anorexia
Hi I am worried about my daughter who has been suffering from depression for about 6 months only known that for about a month though, as she's been away at Uni. My concern is the her symptoms which included lack of appetite, weight loss, not sleeping, drinking, not going out, if she did sleep having horrible dreams. She's <at a low weight>. When she told me her weight it seemed to me that she almost looked, how can I say it, "excited". I realise things are open to interpretaion and maybe I was seeing too much in it but,for the first time I wondered if she has an eating disorder and has become depressed or is it just simply that the lack of eating is because she is depressed.
I had decided from the beginning not to worry too much about her eating thinking at the time that it was simply a symptom of the depression, but I have started to become more concerned about her lack of eating. She rarely eats anything until late in the day and then it's often stuff which isn't particularly healthy crisps sweet things at first I thought let her eat what she wants for now and when the tabs start working, then start looking at her diet. Any advise would be great.
Last edited by mod-anon; 05-30-2010 at 03:08 AM.
Reason: edited triggering words