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 2: What is Bulimia Nervosa?
What is Bulimia Nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is also an increasingly common disorder. This chapter describes the feelings and symptoms associated with this illness.
Even if you have heard of anorexia nervosa, you may not have heard of bulimia nervosa. Although more people suffer from bulimia than anorexia, it was only medically recognised as an illness in 1979. Bulimia is common although it is difficult to obtain accurate figures since it is such a hidden illness. It is estimated that a quarter of women aged between 18 and 40 suffer from this disorder, although the age of sufferers is getting younger all the time. Bulimia is an illness suffered mostly by women. Over 90% of all sufferers are female. Awareness of this illness is ...