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Overcoming Anorexia

Narrated by: Vicky Edwards
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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Anorexia is a distressing condition that commonly affects teenage girls but also touches women and men across all ages. As well as the physical dangers, sufferers experience difficulties in many aspects of their lives, including relationships, work and family life.

Anorexia can be a serious condition - studies of severe hospitalised cases show that between 5 and 21 percent die, from starvation and suicide. Contrary to popular belief, however, 'once an anorexic, always an anorexic' isn't true - it is possible to beat anorexia and live a life where food, weight and shape play a more healthy and less dominant role.

This book is aimed at sufferers, parents and partners, and points out how to recognise anorexia, and what to do about it. It deals with the physical and psychological features. The reader will be able to better understand the causes of anorexia and the anorectic mind. There is a strong emphasis on relieving the helplessness and anxiety felt by carers, with information on the nature of anorexia, treatment options and recovery. The book deals with how to access professional help. There are also practical suggestions to assist sufferers and their families overcome the condition.

©2007 Sheldon Press (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

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I got this book because I didn't have much time to read and do formal research but I had to present anorexia to my College class...I know, it was lazy, but reading this book was an incredible experience. Professor Lacey really knows this stuff and presented it with many references, examples, clear explanations, and concepts that clarify the whole concept. I learned so much I felt I had to do my research to increase my knowledge on the subject. I strongly recommend it.