SPECIAL MENTION TES/NASEN BEST ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD `Anna has written a very descriptive book of her feeling and the difficult times she went through as she struggled with anorexia. The book gives advice, recovery ideas and encouragement for those who suffer eating disorders' - International Woman `I enjoyed her style of writing and would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in eating disorders' - Signpost `Provides a valuable insight into how a young person with an eating disorder thinks and feels' - Contact a Family `The style is clear and engaging and ought to reach young people who are experiencing difficulties. The level of information contained would be of equal value to the families of these young people in helping them understand the emotions of their loved ones' - Educational Psychology Looking in the bathroom mirror for the first time since my illness had begun, I saw how I really looked. I was a walking skeleton, with my skin stretched tight over my bones. My face had become a skull, and when I smiled, it looked like I was wearing a horror mask. Anna has suffered a serious eating disorder and, more importantly, she has recovered! In this book she provides the reader with: " a moving account of her experiences " information about eating disorders " a plan for recovery " HOPE. The book is intended for young people and their families, and all those who care for children at risk.
Chapter 15: Am I Happy at Home? A Look at Family Relationships
Am I Happy at Home? A Look at Family Relationships
Relationships within the family often have a strong influence on the development of an eating disorder. This chapter looks more closely at this issue and the ways in which family members can help sufferers with recovery.
In this chapter I want to look at how eating disorders affect family life and how disruptive they can be. I also want to show how a family's behaviour may cause a person to turn towards an eating disorder.
When you suffer from an eating disorder, it will affect your relationship with family and friends. Some families pretend that the eating disorder does not exist because the parents feel ashamed that their ...