National Eating Disorders Association

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celticcapergirl
Eating Disorder & OCD

My 20 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with an ED . She also has OCD . Diagnosed with ocd 5 years ago. It's been a tough 5 years and seems will be even tougher now.
Any advice on how I can handle this and help her overcome the ED would be great. I am a kangaroo mom but I hear have to become a non kangaroo mom to help her with this.
Please help me with ideas how I can be the non kangaroo mom.

stormy
Hi celticcapergirl!

Hi celticcapergirl!

Thank you for joining us here on the forums and reaching out. I am sorry to hear about your daughter and what she is going through; I know it can be a difficult road. Please take a look at the link below:

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/parent-toolkit

This toolkit has a lot of information to help you understand what your daughter is experiencing. You can also contact the NEDA Helpline at 1-800-931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST) and speak with a trained NEDA Navigator who can walk you through the first steps of your daughter's journey.

I really hope this information is helpful to you because I know from personal experience that having your loved ones around for support makes a positive difference in recovery. All the best of luck and good vibes to you and your family, and please keep posting to the forums!