ULR FEATURE: A is for Anorexia: Anorexia Nervosa Explained by EM Farrell

Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. This book gets inside the mind and the body of anorexics in order to demonstrate, that although it is hard work, they can recover and have a better life.
This book is for parents, families and friends of anorexics. It is also for psychotherapists, counsellors and for you, if you suffer from anorexia.
Em Farrell has worked with eating disordered patients for over 25 years. She is a psychotherapist, teacher and author of Lost For Words; The Psychoanalysis of Anorexia and Bulimia.
This books shows you that the primary motivator in anorexia is not to be thin. It is rather an addiction to the emotional and physical impact of self-starvation. Em Farrells shows you how and why this happens. Deep, deep down it is about an attempt to deal with unmanageable, uncontrollable feelings and thoughts that the sufferer is not usually aware of.
• Find out the history of anorexia
• Find out the facts and figures about anorexia
• Find out what anorexics eat
• Find out how anorexics survive
• Find out what the symptoms are
• Find out what happens in the mind of an anorexicOnce you know you can:
• Discover how to help your anorexic daughter or son
• Discover how to help yourself if you are the parent of an anorexic
• Discover how to help yourself if you are anorexic
• Discover sources of help for when you have reached your limit
• Discover hope and compassion and help the anorexic recover and have a better life.

• Get an inside view on working with anorexics in the consulting room

If you are a parent discover the reasons why your child might have become anorexic and discover how to help him or her recover.

Book Review
“In as much as you can love a book about such a difficult but pervasive subject, I loved it and found this book to be very helpful in understanding more about the world of Anoretic sufferers. It is very easy to read and grasp, more so than many books on the subject. It gives insight with words from patient’s mouths, and offers hope in a way that I have rarely seen. It does not minimize the difficulty of recovery, but details steps that have worked with compassion and thoughtfulness. Including the family in the search for wellness can be key. I found I even understand my own issues with food more clearly and thoughtfully. We can all learn from this book.”– Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Em Farrell is a practicing psychotherapist, author and teacher. Some of her greatest challenges have been working with eating disordered patients. She set up a centre for women with eating problems in London, UK back in 1989. Her first book was Lost for Words:The Psychoanalysis of Anorexia and Bulimia. She then decided she wanted to write a series on eating disorders for a wider audience. She wanted to explain what anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating are, why people get them, and what they can or can not do about these disorders. She offers a free monthly webinar, which you can find out more about at http://www.abcofeatingdisorders.com.

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