Thursday 13 June 2013

Yes, I agree with this new blog, FBT is dang hard...

This new blog from the Kartini Clinic in the States is really great. And parts of it reflect what families have said to me in my research for my new book "When Anorexia Came To Visit". The thing is, with any other illness with such a high mortality rate, you would automatically expect to hand it over to the professionals and let them get your child through it. You wouldn't think twice about that and you certainly wouldn't attempt to do it at home. However, because - in so many cases - FBT (Family-Based Treatment) for eating disorders has been shown to lead to a positive outcome with anorexia and some other eating disorders, this is what we families are expected to do. And it is danged hard.

Sneak preview of "When Anorexia Came To Visit"

Would you like a sneak preview of my new book "When Anorexia Came To Visit"? While I'm checking the final printed proof, I've uploaded the introductory pages here for you to read.

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Thick, calorie-laden Cornish clotted cream on scones with strawberry jam

This is what Ben suggested we treated ourselves to after our coastal walk yesterday (Ben and I are on that free holiday in Cornwall which he won in Dorset Cereals' Spin the Bottle competition).