Getting Your Child Through An Eating Disorder Is One Of The Toughest Things You Will Do As A Parent In When Anorexia Came To Visit Families From Across The UK Talk Frankly To Bev Mattocks Please Eat A Mother S Struggle To Free Her Teenage Son From Anorexia About The Effect That Anorexia Had On Their Lives With A Foreword By Professor Janet Treasure, OBE PhD FRCP FRCPsychMyths And Misconceptions About The Nature And Causes Of Eating Disorders Are Still Endemic Thankfully, Understanding Of These Complex And Life Threatening Illnesses Is Increasing As New And Effective Evidence Based Treatments Are Being Developed Across The World, Enlightened Healthcare Professionals Are Coming To Realise That A Collaborative Approach Between Professionals And Families Can Result In A Better Outcome For The Patient When Anorexia Came To Visit Describes The Experiences Of Families From Across The UK Who Have Undergone Treatment For Eating Disorders, Families Of Boys As Well As Girls, And Of Young Teenagers Through To The Post SBev Mattocks Has Gathered Together These Stories Because She, And The Book S Contributors, Do Not Want Other Families To Suffer And Fight Alone The Families Described In This Book Want To Offer Hope To Others By Showing What Worked And What Was Less Successful In Their Individual Circumstances All Of The Contributors To This Book Hope That Other Families May Be Able To Draw Inspiration From These Accounts And Feel Empowered When Approaching Their Treatment ProvidersThe Other Purpose Of This Book Is To Show Healthcare Professionals What Goes On At Home, Beyond The Confines Of The Consulting Room And, As Parents Who Are Living With This Illness On The Front Line For Many, Many Exhausting Hours A Week, All The Families That Have Contributed Look Forward To The Day When It Will Be Accepted Practice For Parents To Be Recognised As A Vital Part Of The Treatment TeamWithin The Pages Of When Anorexia Came To Visit You Will Read Many Positive And Inspirational Stories Of Hope Of Excellent GPs And Healthcare Professionals Working With Parents To Get The Child Well But You Will Also Read Stories Where Families Have Battled With, And In Some Cases Are Still Battling With, Inadequate Services And Treatment, Especially Evident Once A Child Reaches The Age Of And No Longer Qualifies For Adolescent ServicesThese Families Hope That, With Multiple Books Like This One, The Tide Will Shift And Outdated Theories Will Finally Be Put To Rest And That Funds Will Be Spent On Ensuring People Have Access To High Quality Treatment Wherever They Live, And To Get These Most Deadly Of All Mental Illnesses The Research, Recognition And Understanding That Is NeededMost Important Of All, These Families Want To Offer Other Families Hope And Inspiration To Show That, With The Right Treatment, Knowledge And Support, Eating Disorders Can Be Overcome, And That A Full And Sustained Recovery Is Possible A fantastic book for either parents or healthcare professionals involved with eating disorder sufferers This book gives a rare insight into the full impact eating disorders have on the whole family True accounts are from a parental view point, a view so often ignored by health care professionals.The struggles, from getting diagnosed, to getting food into someone who absolutely does not want to eat, the exhaustion.But also positivity, how can parents support their children and themselves What works, and what doesn t How have other families coped and survived Practical advice, much needed in the murky ED world.
BEV MATTOCKS lives in the north of England with her husband and son, and works as a freelance advertising copywriter She is a member of FEAST Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders and writes a popular blog about her experiences of supporting her teenage son through anorexia.For information, visit
- 246 pages
- When anorexia came to visit
- Bev Mattocks
- 28 November 2017 Bev Mattocks