Contents

Foreword v

Author's Note vii

Preface ix

Part One : About Anorexia in Boys 1

1. What is anorexia and what are the effects? 2

2. Boys don't get anorexia, do they? 4

3. Triggers for boy anorexia 5

4. What to look out for 8

5. Living with an anorexic boy 10

6. Effects on the family 22

7. Self-help 27

8. Treatment options 31

9. Therapy, therapy, therapy 43

10. Healthy eating 49

11. Caring for the carer 56

12. Returning to normal life 61

13. Do boys get other eating disorders? 65 Suggested Reading List 71 List of Useful Organisations 74 Part Two : Joe's Story 75

14. Setting the scene - happy chaos 76

15. Decline and fall 82

16. The diagnosis - watch out for Rex 97

17. The treatment - heaven or hell? 107

18. Recovering too quickly? Watch out for Rex 131

19. Coming home - will Rex come too? 165

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