difficult child made a comment a month or so ago about wanting to lose weight. We (SO, me, and SO's ex) of course told him that he didn't need to lose weight and thought it was just him wanting to continue lifting weights (he had been doing it at school). Well, the past 3 weeks or so, he has been eating less and less (the boy used to eat us out of house and home) and even for dinner, never wants to eat anything. This morning,he was getting ready for his summer school bus but he was hot, so he was walking around with-out is shirt on. I was shocked to see how much weight he has lost!! He has always had a little pooch in his belly, but one that is normal for a kid his age. His stomach was flatter than I have ever seen it. SO and I had a talk with him before dinner tonight and he said his friend told him he was fat. So we talked about that and discussed with him that he was not anywhere near being overweight, etc. We sat down to dinner and he starts turning away everything (pork, pasta salad, Smart Balance spread on his corn, and vegetables) because it has "fat" in it. He starts going off about vinegar and oils, etc. We talked with him a bit about his health, what his therapist might do (possible hospitilization) and how to eat a balanced diet. We calle dhis mother to ask her if she had any idea where this is coming from so she talked with him over the phone for a bit. We are pretty sure its not medications related (we have seen that before on other medications). My fear is that is he now developing an eating disorder on top of his other 'issues'??? SOrry for the long post, just concerned for many reasons. His health and emotional well being obviously, but also, now are we dealing with yet another mental health issue???