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Anorexics on Anorexia

Anorexics on Anorexia

Edited by Rosemary Shelley

Quick Overview

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.
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Paperback / softback
1997, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-471-9
$28.95

Description

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.

Reviews

'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.'
- CEDA - Cornwall Eating Disorder Association

'The book will give insights to those caring for people with anorexia and support for others with the illness'
- Eating Dissorders Association.

'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.'
- Nursing Times

'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.'
- Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Authors

Edited by: Rosemary Shelley