How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 65671
Experience:  Board certified Internal medicine and Integrative medicine. Many years of experience all areas.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DrRussMD is online now

My daughter who is early 30s has three children, 10yrs, 3yrs

This answer was rated:

My daughter who is early 30's has three children, 10yrs, 3yrs and the youngest nearly 2. she has always been selective in what she eats, and gets extremely anxious about trying new foods. Her anxiety levels are increasing, as she feels the children are following her eating patterns, and when they refuse the food she does give them, she becomes even more anxious She has discoverd a disorder known as Selective eating disorder which is apparently recognised in America, but not here. I'm not sure if this knowledge is helpful or harmful! Her husband works long hours but does help out when at home. I don't know where to direct her with this for the most appropriate help. She has had early years advisors, but they are for the children not their mother.
Psychologist or psychiatrist.

Let me clarify, she has not seen either?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I feel her approach has always been about her concerns over her children's eating and not really addressing her own, at least she says no-one is listening.

So will she see a practitioner?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

She says she'll ring her doctor tomorrow, but if they are not taking her seriously, who can she request to see?

PhD, clinical psychologist.
Their training is more toward therapy and eating disorders.

That is the first line.
Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
Please do not forget a positive rating.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am seeing my daughter tomorrow and will ask what her questions are and what it is she wants, and get back to you when she has seen her doctor.

Please do not forget a positive rating...or we are not credited.
DrRussMD and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you