Conquering Anorexia: The Route to Recovery
- By: Rhona MacDonald
If you are in any doubt that eating disorders are serious physical and psychiatric Illnesses - as opposed to the “selfish” fads of “silly” teenagers - then read this book. It is written by a former sufferer of anorexia nervosa, and I use the word “sufferer” in its true sense. Anyone who can write the following is definitely undergoing some sort of mental torture: “My life was a nightmare. If I wasn't starving, I was making myself sick. If I wasn't doing that, I was stuffing myself with laxatives and living a lie. And then there was the exercise. The stupid running all over the house like a mad person, the swimming that bored me up the wall and the sit ups that hurt so much I cried. What was I doing it all for?” This is a question that has also vexed many psychiatrists and worried friends and relatives.