Brave girl eating : a family's struggle with anorexia / Harriet Brown.
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- ISBN: 9780062008619
- ISBN: 0062008617
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 268 pages)
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 
- Copyright: ©2010
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268).
"Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that "it's not about the food," even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. Harriet Brown shows how counterproductive--and heartbreaking--this approach is by telling her daughter's story of anorexia. She describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded pediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover using family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach"--Jacket.
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