Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V02130099
Eating disorder in a nineteen months-old girl and associated mother child relationship disturbance
Feeding and eating problems and weight faltering are common causes for parents contact to health services in infancy and early childhood, and 0.15% of the child population aged 0-3 years are diagnosed at hospital with an ICD-10 childhood eating disorder. We describe the clinical presentation of an early feeding and eating disorder in a child of basically normal health and development. The case illustrates the significance of the mother child relationship both in the putative risk mechanisms and as a key factor in the treatment. The importance of a close cooperation between paediatric and child psychiatric services in these patients is underscored.