Brave Girl Eating

Brave Girl Eating : The Inspirational True Story of One Family's Battle with Anorexia

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Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that 'it's not about the food', even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. In BRAVE GIRL EATING Harriet Brown describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded paediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Chronicling her daughter Kitty's illness from the earliest warning signs, through its terrifying progression, and on toward recovery, Brown takes us on one family's journey into the world of anorexia nervosa, where starvation threatened her daughter's body and mind. BRAVE GIRL EATING is essential reading for families and professionals alike, a guiding light for anyone who's coping with this devastating disease.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • United Kingdom
  • 0748126201
  • 9780748126200

About Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown is an award-winning journalist, author, poet and editor who contributes regulalrly to the New York Times Science section. Her blog FEED ME! covers food, eating disorders, and obesity. A regularly sought-after speaker, Brown has been a featured panelist at the National Eating Disorders Association annual conference.show more