Is my child’s eating disorder just a phase? Will they snap out of it at some point?

Whether it is or not, you still don’t want to ignore the signs that are there. Eating disorders are often the result of a multitude of factors and cannot be pinned on just one reason, event, or cause. It can be dangerous to assume that a loved one is simply going to grow out of an eating disorder or will tire of it at some point because eating disorders are a slippery slope and if left untreated, they can result in serious health problems and even death. Eating disorders are a cause for concern and having your child seen by a doctor is a good first step so they can assess whether your child may need treatment and provide options for your family to best support them during this difficult time.