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Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers [Paperback]

Janet Treasure
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3 Nov 1997 0863777600 978-0863777608

When anorexia nervosa strikes an individual and her family, everyone is thrown into confusion by the mixture of emotions that emerge. One of the strongest is fear. The fear arises partially because so much is unknown. What has caused this to happen? What will happen now? What can we do about it? This book is an attempt to answer some of these questions.

Unusually for a book on anorexia nervosa, this book includes sections for parents and other carers alongside a section for the sufferer herself. So often books have been written which only give one perspective. In her work with patients and families Janet Treasure has tried to ensure that family and professionals collaborate and co-operate in order to overcome the power of the illness. Many families have used and commented on various versions of this book, and have helped to form its content. Experiences and problems have been shared, and solutions generated.

Anorexia nervosa is a difficult illness to experience and write about because it spans such an extreme range of severity and it can also develop in childhood and adulthood. Nevertheless, there is much common ground throughout the range. Readers are therefore encouraged to use this book as a tool box rather than a new engine and to ask the questions, 'Is this part relevant for me?', 'Can I use it?', 'Shall I try it?', rather than trying to fit it all into place and expecting it to run smoothly.


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Psychology Press (3 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863777600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863777608
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is THE book 22 May 2005
Format:Paperback
Having read many books on this topic, this one is by far the best. Not just great for those who have anorexia, but for the families and friends too. Simple, yet logical. Your definitive guide. Worth every penny
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a concise and focused book 29 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
At this point in my life I am struggling to keep my weight high enough to stay out of hospital. This book made the risks I am running clear to me as well as providing me with helpful ideas about how to conquer this awful illness. I am a long way from recovery but this book has definitely made a huge impression on me and is the only one I have read that has helped.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This great book (and I have read many) is a clearly written, practical guide for sufferers and their families. Unlike some, the focus here is more on the signs that anorexia is affecting someone and the practical steps one can take to recover from it rather than an over-emphasis on the deep psychological causes. THE Anorexia bible. I wouldn't be without it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review 28 Jun 2009
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This is an excellant book, easy to read and most helpful. I would recommend it to any family with a member suffering from this dreadful illness.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for families new to this nasty illness 16 Feb 2011
By BellMum
Format:Paperback
Our daughter has just been diagnosed with anorexia and we are struggling to understand the illness and how to deal with it.

This book is very accessible and you come out feeling there are others like you and that there is a hope of recovery. Easy to read and helpfully addresses your fears.

A practical guide for parents and an easy one to pass to my daughter in hope.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful tool 3 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I would recommend this to anyone trying to cope with a family member with an eating disorder.
It helped me to better, understand the behaviours of family in trying to cope with a teenager.
In reading this, I was able to understand 'what not to do' and it really did influence a positive outcome
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable 6 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
As a relative of someone suffering, this book has been invaluable. I thought I knew about this terrible disease. I did not. I learnt loads and I know it will help the rest of the family and our very dear sufferer too. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful 23 May 2014
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Full of insights, anecdotes and helpful information for families and sufferers. It gave us hope! I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
IT HAS BECOME VERY USEFUL FOR ME AS I ATTEND AN EATING DISORDER CLINIC
Published 1 month ago by mrs linda buchanan
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended to me by a dietician/nutritionist at the hospital
A really valuable resource, has enabled me to cope and understand this condition from the perspective of a parent. Recommended to me by a dietician/nutritionist at the hospital.
Published 3 months ago by che1970
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't recommend this slim book highly enough
Anorexia Nervosa: a survival guide for families, friends and sufferers.

I can't recommend this slim book highly enough. Read more
Published 3 months ago by RITA CRAFT
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Well explained in lay man's terms. This book was easy to read and very helpful. The illustrations were also thought provoking
Published 6 months ago by LM LYNCH
5.0 out of 5 stars a useful and informative guide for parents
Really helpful and informative guide- a little uncomfortable to read in places but this is a horrible illness and parents need to be aware of the realities!
Published 7 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Good practical help
Full of practical and sensible advice for all who are affected by an individual member of the family who is anorexic.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. P. J. Guess
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, accessible and practical
Good overview. Short, so does not give further cause for heart-sink and means that most family members feel able to tacke at least the relevant chapters. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Maggy
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
Absolutely no help at all. Currently going through this horrible nasty terrible disease with a younger family member and trying to find as much help and support as possible. Read more
Published 16 months ago by jane louise hands
5.0 out of 5 stars book very good
this book was very interesting and informative and gave the parents an insight into what the family can do to help as it was suggested to them
Published 17 months ago by norma menzies
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for practitioners and families
This book is extremely readable and easy to access. It covers a wide readership and will be helpful to practitioners and families.
Published 18 months ago by Ruth Logue
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