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 5: What are the Dangers of Eating Disorders?
What are the Dangers of Eating Disorders?
Often the sufferers of eating disorders are not aware of the damage they are doing to their body. This chapter examines the health risks and long-term dangers of these disorders.
Eating disorders are very serious illnesses. Many people find it too frightening to learn about the dangers but it is very important to face the truth. Recovery from an eating disorder can only take place when you understand the damage that you are doing to yourself and say: “I WANT to get better”. Each of the eating disorders has many dangers, although often the problems overlap between the different illnesses.
Anorexia is not a comfortable illness to have. If you have anorexia, you ...