It's a terrible moment: a family realizes that the accumulation of strange behaviors and odd beliefs and health issues have a name: eating disorder. There's so much to learn, and even unlearn, and so much of it contradictory.
Well, here's a tool for everyone. For the family, for extended family, for teachers and coaches and non-specialists as well. The AED Guide to Medical Care can be shared with your family physician, your loved one's school, and shared with everyone who needs to understand what is going on and what needs to be done now. If you are in need of the facts in one place your first stop can be the Academy for Eating Disorders "purple brochure." It's reliable, it's up to date, and it is available in several languages.
It's also free! Download the Guide and print it out. Read it, and share it. Eating disorders are serious but also TREATABLE. The first step is good medical intervention and finding a treatment team for the family to work with, with no delay.