Review of New Book: Hope for Eating Disorders by Lynn Crilly
This is an inspiring book written from the heart by a mother, Lynn, of a young girl with Anorexia who realised that the conventional treatment available on the NHS was not going to be sufficient to help her recover from this disease.
It is the story of her journey, her increasing awareness of the complexity of the disease and her discovery of alternative treatments and therapies that work.
The most powerful aspect of her book is her positive determination to use her own instincts and skills as a loving mother to help her daughter recover and now through this book is passing this knowledge to other sufferers and their carers.
She offers realistic advice for carers, hints on known pitfalls, positive solutions, useful strategies, reassurance, how and where to look for help and maintain hope.
The message is that you can recover from an eating disorder given the right support, care and positive attitude.
The book contains powerful written accounts of family’s and friends experiences along with those of the sufferers themselves.. These provide a vivid and rare picture of the inner world of the sufferer and those around them.
Lynn also gives a detailed insight into all types of Eating disorders and associated issues using latest research and knowledge and with the help of known experts on the subject such as Professor Janet Treasure.
It is an up to date’ must have ‘guide for carers, therapists, schools and professionals to enable them to approach these illnesses with the correct knowledge and understanding.
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