Inside Anorexia: The Experiences of Girls and their Families

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Dec 15, 2007 - Psychology - 208 pages
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Inside Anorexia provides valuable insight into the experiences and challenges faced by teenage girls with anorexia and their families. The authors use the stories of individuals and their families as a starting point for understanding the issues associated with anorexia including: physical effects, the effect on siblings and parents, related psychiatric problems, causes and treatment. Useful fact boxes in each story provide an overview of current knowledge from a variety of disciplines as well as new findings from the authors' own research into anorexia nervosa. Inside Anorexia is an accessible resource for anyone who wants a better understanding of anorexia nervosa. It will be an informative guide for health professionals as well as for people with anorexia and their families.
 

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Contents

1 Living with Anorexia Nervosa
15
The Story of Angela Maureen MikeDan and Martha
31
The Story of Carol Lynne John Ben and Shane
49
The Story of KateMargie Carl Donna Lucas Joseph and Reuben
65
The Story of Hannah Laura Peter and Luke
79
The Story of Jo JulieMichael and Sam
95
The Story of Antonia Alice Alan and Aaron
111
The Story of Ruth Beth David and Callum
127
The Story of Renee Elizabeth Pat and Ryan
143
10 Conclusion
159
International Advisory Panel
165
About the Authors
171
References
173
Index
199
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Dr Christine Halse is an Associate Professor in Education and Chief Investigator of the multi-disciplinary, multi-method Australian Research Council project, Multiple Perspectives of Eating Disorders in Girls, at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research and publications on anorexia nervosa have addressed biographical, clinical and ethical issues. Dr Anne Honey is Senior Researcher with the Multiple Perspectives of Eating Disorders in Girls project at the University of Western Sydney and has a background in mental health research and occupational therapy. Dr Desiree Boughtwood is a counselor. Her doctorate, titled Anorexia Nervosa in the Clinic, examined teenage girls' experiences of hospitalization for anorexic nervosa.

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