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Hope With Eating Disorders Paperback – 19 Mar 2012
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The need to understand and help has led Lynn to explore a wide variety of perspectives on this illness. (Professor Janet Treasure)
As a former sufferer of what is still considered a taboo subject, I found this book delivers information in a friendly, easy to understand and helpful way. (Suzanne Dando, Olympic gymnast)
Essential reading for anyone who truly wishes to understand what it is like living with an eating disorder. (Lord John Prescott)
About the Author
Lynn Crilly is a counsellor and master practitioner of NLP. She holds diplomas in treating depression and eating disorders and works with people from all walks of life who are enduring the misery that eating disorders bring to their lives and the lives of their families and friends. www.lynncrilly.co.uk
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I have a friend with no family in this country who has an eating disorder and I have been very worried about her and feeling frustrated. She is just "not happy in her own skin" and you have to address that.
This is a very informative book written in a very compassionate way.
I liked the honesty about the pitfalls of the NHS as this can be very offputting for people looking for help and the suggestions for other tried and tested treatments. You can assume that when sufferers eventually agree to get help that you can find the help that you need and that works straight away - it's often not the case will many illnesses, especially mental health issues.
She is very sensible in suggesting that you should keep trying and keeping HOPE until you find what works best for you.
From a sufferer's point of view, I think the book provides helpful information and insight for carers on what people with eating disorders may be going through. It provides helpful support for carers (who probably need as much care and support as the sufferers) and I appreciate the advice for carers on how best to approach and look after someone suffering from an ED.
I also appreciate the strong emphasis, in this book, that EDs are not about food and the importance of addressing underlying psychological problems, rather than merely focussing on diet and weight gain.
I do, however, have some problems with this book -
Firstly, referring to sufferers as "anorexics" and "bulimics". Very few other books on EDs refer to sufferers in this way, as it merely labels the sufferer with their condition.
I don't agree that anorexia and bulimia are two completely separate conditions.
I do find some of the "options" for therapy rather bizarre and feel that too much emphasis has been put on alternative therapies, which do not have any evidence base.
It really did what it said on the cover and gave me hope. It made me realise that the pitfalls of the healthcare system are just that - pitfalls, and that it is possible to find good counsellors and therapists who can help you to get better.
My boyfriend has also read the book and now understands my eating disorder a lot better. I feel that he now knows how to challenge my eating disordered thoughts without it feeling like an attack on me, which helps us to try and fight the eating disorder together rather than arguing with each other. I'm sure many carers could benefit from this, as eating disordered behaviour can make everyone so frustrated - I know in my house we argued often about it.
I've never read a book about eating disorders that actually addresses directly the issues of the media and the internet - pro-anorexia websites have played a massive role in my illness and so having a book address those and tell those I care about why I might go on them, why they're terrible and what to watch for is really good.
I feel a lot like Lynn Crilly has said the things in this book that I often don't feel able to say myself. When I read it, the eating disordered part of me really didn't want to let anyone else read it because it was afraid they would understand too well and would "take my ED away from me". She has such insight into the anorexic mindset and explains things in a really easy to read way.
Of all the eating disorder books I have read, I would definitely recommend this one above the others.
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