Anorexia nervosa is a condition in which sufferers diet continually and starve themselves. They may also use laxatives, vomiting or exercise excessively in order to control weight. Anorexia usually occurs in young women, starting in their teens, and it is estimated that about 2 per cent of all young women suffer from it. Bulimia is an eating disorder which is also on the rise among young people. They use the binge/purge cycle to extreme in their attempts to control their weight. This is a comprehensive, positive and practical guide to detecting the early signs of eating disorders and then curing them. Written with years of experience and expertise, it encourages parents to understand the illness, overcome their fears and take control of the situation, whether that means enforcing a strict meal plan or taking the decision to seek professional help. The book includes early signs to look out for; the possible effects of the illness, both physical and psychological; the treatments available and, most importantly, the plan, which helps parents to take positive action and really make a difference to their child's life.
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The definitive parents' guide to eating disorders from the UK's leading spokespersonFrom the Back Cover:
Anorexia and bulimia are psychological illnesses with frightening physical symptoms, some obvious, some hidden. This accessible and empowering book will help you recognise the signs that your child might have an eating disorder and also understand why the illness has developed.
Sensitive to the underlying fears that surround eating disorders, Dr Dee Dawson details what actually works to prevent, combat and overcome anorexia and bulimia. All the essential information is covered, including:
-signs to look for
-where to seek help
-medical and psychological treatments available
-an effective, structured day-to-day nutrition and exercise plan
-strategies to cope with negative thoughts
This book will help you take control, take action and make a positive difference in your child's life.
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Book Description Random House Uk Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091876524