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A family member, in mid-teens, is:
- idle to the point of immobile, addicted to daytime TV and computer games, shuns any form of physical activity, resists or subverts activities that are offered and organized, makes no suggestions as to alternatives;
- chronically short of cardiovascular fitness (see above)
- imho underweight, said bmi is 17 but I can't vouch for that and don't know the significance, but too skinny by half in my eyes;
- exceedingly fussy with food, skips meals, eats little when does eat, has been caught lying about taking meals (but will empty cupboard of anything sweet)
Question - at what point does natural teenage apathy/attitude/fussiness etc cross the line into eating disorder? And who would be the first point of reference for professional advice - GP?
All advice appreciated, particularly from those who have had to deal with it in others rather than themselves.