My father is 74. Over the past few years his interest in food has dwindled. He has suffered from several minor body ailments, chronic back pain, gerd, heart irregularity (which was more serious but was addressed by having a pace maker put in). He takes numerous medications for these conditions, including drugs for insomnia and depression. He does not get out of bed until noon each day and often goes back to bed in the afternoon. Now he has reach a critical point with his eating and has lost nearly 100 pounds because he refuses to eat. We have tested EVERYTHING, every organ has been tested, he has seen a psychiatrist and diagnosised with Illness Anxiety Disorder and had a feeding tube put in. My mother and sister have run the gamet with their emotions and their approach to dealing with this, from anger, to pleading, to surrender. The medical community has not been much help. I guess my questions "What do we do?" We are watching our father starve himself and he will not allow anyone to help him. He is still quite young and has no life threatening physical ailments beyond his mental conditions.