Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that 'it's not about the food', even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. In Brave Girl Eating Harriet Brown describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded pediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Chronicling her daughter Kitty's illness from the earliest warning signs, through its terrifying progression, and on toward recovery, Brown takes us on one family's journey into the world of anorexia nervosa, where starvation threatened her daughter's body and mind. Brave Girl Eating is essential listening for families and professionals alike, a guiding light for anyone who's coping with this devastating disease.
©2010 Harriet Brown (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
It was an interesting story. Well written with a mix of personal memoir and research.
There were many. The honesty of Kitty and total support of her family. I have a bit of an understanding of the fear that the disease causes the sufferer.
It showed how it really does impose itself on the whole family. It takes an entire family to be part of the recovery so it has a chance of working.
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