Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family: One Parent's Practical Guide to Recovery

Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family: One Parent's Practical Guide to Recovery

by Grainne Smith
     
 

Written by a mother whose daughter suffers from an eating disorder, Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa is a supportive, helpful guide for families of those with eating disorders. Framed by the personal story of Gráinne Smith and her daughter, the book describes the onset and symptoms of the two disorders, as well as the typical situations family and

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Written by a mother whose daughter suffers from an eating disorder, Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa is a supportive, helpful guide for families of those with eating disorders. Framed by the personal story of Gráinne Smith and her daughter, the book describes the onset and symptoms of the two disorders, as well as the typical situations family and caregivers can expect on the long road to helping the sufferer to recover. Readers will learn about the effects on family life, in particular the common feelings of isolation and helplessness, and get strategies for coping and finding more information and assistance.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…February also sees the launch of a book of practical advice for parents by Grainne Smith… (Community Practitioner, 1 Jan 04)

“…invaluable reading for any relative trying to support someone suffering from anorexia or bulimia…” (Independent, 19 January 2003)

“…a welcome practical guide for parents…can be warmly recommended…” (Intl Jnl of Adolescent Med & Health, Vol 16(2), 2004

“…offers vital support and advice to a family coping with, or recovering from, eating disorders…” (Here’s Health, April 2004)

“… this is a very readable book, with a skilful interweaving of the author’s own story and suggestions and advice…” (Eating Disorders Resources, 4 May 2004)

“…practical suggestions and ideas for coping…” (Human Givens Journal, July 04)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470861615
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Family Matters Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Gráinne Smith has worked for several years on the Eating Disorder Association helpline as a volunteer, putting to good use her training and experience as a former Samaritan. During that time she has spoken to hundreds of carers and sufferers as well as to many professionals.
A founder member, now chairperson, of NEEDS Scotland (North East Eating Disorder Support) and a member of the Mental Health group that developed the Scottish Executive Health Department framework document for eating disorders services in Scotland, she has also taken part in Mental Health and Well-being Support Group visits to health boards and presented a petition on eating disorders to the Scottish Executive. She currently works to raise awareness of how poor mental health affects whole families while good mental health underpins physical well-being.
During a long career in primary education, including nine years as head teacher of Fyvie Nursery and Primary School, Aberdeenshire, she enjoyed working with whole families and children aged from 3 to 12. As a writer, Gráinne has had short stories and poems published in magazines and anthologies; while working with Grampian Region she helped write and present courses for teachers and head teachers; she has also written many educational materials including coordinating and contributing to the pack ‘‘Fyvie Castle – Its Life and Legends’’.

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