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Anorexia Boy Recovery: A Mothers Blog about Her Teenage Sons Recovery from Anorexia Part I - 2011 Bev Mattocks

Anorexia Boy Recovery: A Mothers Blog about Her Teenage Sons Recovery from Anorexia Part I - 2011

Bev Mattocks

Published January 7th 2013
ISBN : 9780957511811
Paperback
314 pages
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 About the Book 

Traditionally, eating disorders have been associated with teenage girls and young women. But increasing numbers of teenage boys and young men are exhibiting the classic signs of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.In Anorexia Boy RecoveryMoreTraditionally, eating disorders have been associated with teenage girls and young women. But increasing numbers of teenage boys and young men are exhibiting the classic signs of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.In Anorexia Boy Recovery Part I – 2011 (based on the 2011 posts of her popular online blog) Bev Mattocks describes how, in 2009, her family gradually realised that their 15 year old rugby-playing son, Ben, was developing anorexia. It talks about the family’s struggle to get their son’s illness diagnosed and their long and distressing wait for treatment culminating in a shocking turn of events which led to a much earlier assessment. The book describes how, with the help of his parents and UK-based treatment team, Ben eventually began to recover, but not before facing further uphill struggles and battles.In January 2011 Bev Mattocks made the decision to write a blog based on their experiences in order to help other parents of young men and women with eating disorders. The blog - read by followers all over the globe - looks back on the development of Ben’s eating disorder and examines the signs and symptoms. It goes on to chronicle how Ben finally responded to treatment and describes the various ups and downs along the way. Part I is a collection of posts from the 2011 blog which can be found at anorexiaboyrecovery.blogspot.co.uk. Part II – from 2012 – is also available on Amazon.