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By HARRIET BROWN
RRP: $39.99, Little, Brown
This is an inspirational true story of an ordinary family struggling to help their teenage daughter recover from anorexia using family based therapy.
Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. In Brave Girl Eating Harriet Brown describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded paediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Brave Girl Eating is essential reading for families and professionals alike. This is a book of universal themes and is relevant to the thousands of families in New Zealand who currently have one of their loved ones struggling with this life-threatening illness.