`This is a book that will be useful to carers, helping them understand the issues that affect male suffers and some of the barriers they will have to break down in order to recover. It will also reassure men affected by an eating disorder that they are not alone, their problems are understood b medical professional and that recovery is possible' - Signpost Anna has established herself as a leading author in the field of eating disorders and combines her personal experiences with an extensive research interest. Her two previous books published by Lucky Duck were winner and special commendation in the NASEN/TES book awards and we expect this publication to be equally well received. It would be a mistake to think that eating and body image problems are experienced only by women. Anna draws the readers attention to the characteristic and special difficulties for men, including: " athletics, body building and eating " depression and self-esteem " eating disorders and homosexuality. Like all her books she offers a comprehensive overview and contributes information, advice and hope. This is a book for those affected and those who want to help them.
I myself suffered from anorexia nervosa for 14 years and when I was asked to write a book specifically on men and eating disorders, I was curious to discover whether there were many differences between the experiences of male and female sufferers. Up to this point, my contact with men suffering from the illnesses had been relatively limited. When I was in Heath House Priory Hospital, a fellow patient was a young man suffering from bulimia. Like many people, I hadn't realised that men suffered as deeply with disordered eating as women and was very surprised to hear that he had many similar feelings to myself.
Gradually, as I began writing books on eating disorders, I found that a greater number of men started to ...