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Privacy about eating disorder
Posted on: 02/20/2004
If I want to get help or go to a doctor about having an eating disorder, what privacy rights do I have so my parents aren't told?
We've looked in several places and it appears that "confidential services" does not apply to eating disorders--only to those involving sexual issues. But note that if you are 18 then you are a legal adult so privacy does certainly apply and your provider DOES NOT NEED TO inform your parents. Of course, marshalling family support is always a good thing when such support is available.
Submitted on 02/07/04 at 11:16:13