There can be no simple, straightforward explanation for
an illness as thoroughly complex as Anorexia Nervosa.
Eating Disorders affect around 1.6million people in the
UK, and although Anorexia isn’t the most common, it
is the most deadly. Characterised by an overwhelming
fear of weight gain, those affected dramatically reduce
their food intake and may also over-exercise, vomit or
use laxatives in a desperate bid to lose weight.
Anorexia does not discriminate. It affects people of all
ages, genders, ethnicity, race and religion. With this book
the author hopes to expel the myths and stereotypes that
exist about Anorexia and help you to understand the true
meaning of Anorexia – above and beyond those ageold
explanations that only ever scratch the surface.