Anorexics on Anorexia

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Recovering sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa describe in their own words their personal experiences of this illness, providing not only support for fellow sufferers but also invaluable insights for the families of sufferers and for carers and professionals. In each case the contributors describe:

* the progression of their illness

* the effect on their families

* the treatment they received and its effectiveness

* their perceived reasons for developing the illness

* where they are now.
  • Published: May 01 1997
  • Pages: 160
  • 216 x 140mm
  • ISBN: 9781853024719
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Press Reviews

  • CEDA - Cornwall Eating Disorder Association

    One feature of Anorexics on Anorexia that is particularly commendable is the extreme diversity of experience being related here. From male sufferers to mothers with families of 6; from early-onset 12-year-old recovered veterans to those still fighting decades later; from background tainted by alcoholism and sexual abuse to childhoods of idyllic bliss, the stereotype anorexia of popular myth is shown simply to not exist.
  • Eating Dissorders Association.

    The book will give insights to those caring for people with anorexia and support for others with the illness
  • Nursing Times

    Its strength lies in communicating the meaning or the value of anorexia to the person who has it. This is an aspect of the condition that others find hard to grasp. This book is also valuable in that it allows people with anorexia to 'have a voice', something which has clearly been denied to many of them in their accounts of their experiences of treatment. I would recommend it to those who have an interest in working with anorexics and it would be a very useful resource for teaching. It would also be a useful book to have available for patients and their families to read.
  • Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

    The stories told are emotive and very personal, and offer insight into how some sufferers have experienced life and the interventions of the professionals. The book would undoubtedly be useful for the individual who is suffering alone and seeking shared experiences [and] also a useful read for professionals new to the field as an insight into how some people with eating disorders might think and feel.