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Conquering Anorexia: The Route to Recovery

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.1001/a (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1001
  1. Rhona MacDonald
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    Clare Lindsay


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    Summersdale, £9.99, pp 221 ISBN 1 84024 096 2

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    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 …

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