Please Answer – Can I Refuse Outpatient Treatment for an Eating Disorder?

Question by andihatethatistillloveyou: Please answer – Can I refuse outpatient treatment for an eating disorder?
Basically this is the story.
My parents made me go to the psychologist and I talked alone with her for awhile, and I basically told her everything about my eating disorder even though I was planning on not saying anything but she was like staring at me when I wouldn’t answer and I don’t like it when people look at me. So she said she was going to recommend me to an outpatient program at the hospital and I said OK.
Then my parents came back in the room and she told them that I had “agreed” to take part in a outpatient program. I never agreed, I just said OK because I thought I was going to be forced.

I’m 17, can I refuse outpatient treatment?
I don’t want to go there. I’m not even underweight (bmi is 22, completely healthy) so I’ll be the fattest girl there. They’re only sending me there because I used to purge and now I eat 200-400 calories a day and exercise 1-2 hours a day. I really don’t want to go. The whole thing scares me and like I said I’m going to be the fattest girl there.

Best answer:

Answer by Blane
You have a choice to do whatever you want. That is the amazing part of being free. Want to refuse? Sure that is completely up to you and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just weigh your choices carefully please. Oh, don’t get bitten by a Zombie either.

Answer by Áine
anyone who is seen to be mentaly fit can refuse treatment as part of their rights but im not sure whether eating dissorders would count as not being mentally sound to make the decision but i dont think it would.
so yea i think you are allowed to deney the treatment.

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