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 4: Do Boys and Men Get Eating Disorders?
Do Boys and Men Get Eating Disorders?
Many people think that eating disorders only affect women and girls. This chapter shows how men and boys can also suffer from these illnesses.
Although it is mostly women who suffer from eating disorders, the numbers of men with anorexia, bulimia and ED-NOS are slowly increasing. Eating disorders seem to develop later for men than women and most men do not have problems with food until they are adults. This could be because during puberty, girls tend to develop their natural curves by putting on ‘fat’ whereas boys become more muscular. Girls can find the changes frightening but boys usually like the differences in their body and often don't have any problems with ...