Hope with Eating Disorders

Author: Lynn Crilly

Date Of Publication: 03/10/2012

Carers of eating disorder sufferers often feel desperate, lonely, isolated and confused. I know this because I was one.

The author, Lynn Crilly’s, first-hand experience of her daughters Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 13, and her subsequent career as an Eating Disorder counsellor, provides Hope with Eating Disorders with an unique blend of personal and professional insight and knowledge. The book is credited by, and includes an interview with, one of the worlds leading experts in eating disorder research; Professor Janet Treasure PhD FRCP FRCPsych FAED.

The book is primarily directed at the eating disorder carer. It offers insight and advice on recognising the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and a genuine understanding of the mind-set of the sufferer. The book provides a clear and unbiased run down of the different treatments available through the NHS and private sector. The book also examines how eating disorders can affect people of all ages, gender, ethnicity and social setting, and empathises the need to educate young people on low self-esteem; an issue that often precede and underlie an eating disorder. The book is full of examples and stories of real people and highlights that the journey to recovery is individual and not tailor made. 

For anyone in need of some practical and emotional support through the often confusing and conflicting experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder, they will surely find it within this compassionately written book. At its heart it strives to embed in the reader the belief and hope that through patience, love and communication, eating disorders can be beaten. 

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