Looking for information on eating disorders in boys? Worried that your son has an eating disorder? How can you tell if a boy has an eating disorder? The fact is that the number of boys with eating disorders is on the rise. In 2009 my 15-year old son developed anorexia. Now, aged 23 and studying for a Masters Degree at university, he is thankfully recovered. This blog tells the story of my son's recovery from a serious eating disorder as well as raising awareness of eating disorders in boys.
Writing this blog has been a bit tricky for the past few months. My son, Ben, is doing really well and is about to embark on his final year at university and building up a circle of friends, old and new. I've been struggling a bit with PTSD, anxiety and depression as a result of trying to re-invent the person I was before Ben fell sick with anorexia. I've found it difficult to focus on things like reading and writing - hence why I haven't written much over the past months. Also, I've sidestepped away from the world of eating disorders a little, kind of standing on the sidelines rather than in the thick of it, basically because it wasn't helping to fix my PTSD (for which I am undergoing my third course of NHS therapy).