ANOREXICS ON ANOREXIA

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. In each case the contributors, males and females, describe: the progression of their illness, the effects on their families, the treatment they received and its effectiveness, their perceived reasons for developing the illness, and where they are now. The contributors are drawn ...
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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. In each case the contributors, males and females, describe: the progression of their illness, the effects on their families, the treatment they received and its effectiveness, their perceived reasons for developing the illness, and where they are now. The contributors are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and include both men and women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853024719
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Anorexic Anger 11
2 The Safety and Secrecy of the Anorexic World 19
3 The Anorexic Child 29
4 The Primitive Days of Anorexia Nervosa 37
5 Anorexic Hell 49
6 Anorexia: A Male Perspective 53
7 Starving out of Shame 61
8 Addicted to Food 65
9 From Simple Dieting to Chronic Anorexia 69
10 The Physical Consequences of a Mental Illness 75
11 The Alcoholic Parent 81
12 Shrieking, Crying and Insane Laughter 87
13 Anorexia and the Power of the Mind 95
14 The 'Problem Child' 101
15 Food, Tablets, Blades and Drink 109
16 A Case of Denial or a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? 115
17 Anorexia, My Only Friend 125
18 The Day Tomorrow Came 133
19 My Life in a Chapter 139
List of Contacts 147
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