Anorexic Son in Treatment – Doesn’t Seem to Be Gaining Enough Weight

January 25, 2012

“My son is currently in treatment for anorexia. He has been severely underweight for quite a while, but is now on a program that has dramatically increased the number of calories he is eating. The weird thing is, he doesn’t seem to be gaining any weight. How is it possible to go from eating hardly anything to eating more than a typical person might eat, and yet not gain weight? I find myself wondering if he is really eating everything he says he is. What should I do?”