Dear Queenie,

  My best friend worries all the time about her weight and she almost doesn’t eat anything. She is much taller than I am and weights less than me, and my doctor says I am the right weight for my height.

  Queenie, is there any way I can help her?—Worried friend


Dear Friend,

  First talk to your friend and tell her how worried you are. Try to get her to see a doctor who can explain to her how damaging this can be for her health.

  And, if she is underage, tell her parents how worried you are about her. They can insist that she see a doctor.