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Description - Mealtimes and Milestones by Constance Barter

An astonishingly moving and mature account of a young woman's struggle with anorexia nervosa, a serious mental illness affecting 1.1 million people in the UK. At fourteen years of age, Constance Barter was admitted as an in-patient to a specialist eating disorders unit where she remained for seven months. During that time, she kept a diary which sheds light on what it means to have anorexia, how it affects your life, and how it is not just a faddy diet or attention seeking disorder. Constance is an example to anyone suffering from this potentially life-threatening illness that with perseverance and support it can be beaten and sufferers can go on and lead a fulfilling, everyday life. This inspirational diary will help and inspire other sufferers to seek help and overcome their illness as well as providing an invaluable insight into the nature of the illness to families and friends.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849013239
ISBN-10: 1849013233
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Robinson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Constance Barter

Constance Barter is a British, sixteen year old schoolgirl who was diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa at the age of fourteen. Hospitalised as an in-patient at a specialist eating disorders unit for seven months, she is now completely recovered and, in between schoolwork, works as a Young Ambassador for BEAT, the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders.