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My Kid is Back, by June Alexander

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Kid is Back explains how family-based treatment can greatly reduce the severity of anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents, allowing the sufferer to return to normal eating patterns, and their families to return to normal family life.

In this book, ten families share their experiences of living with anorexia. Parents describe their frustrations in seeking help for their child and dealing with their behaviour and sufferers discuss how the illness gets into their mind and takes over their personality.

By focusing on the Maudsley family approach and expert advice from Professor Daniel Le Grange, and including clear lists of illness symptoms, strategies for parents and carers to follow, and information on getting further treatment and support, this book proves an essential resource for families who want to win the battle with anorexia nervosa.

About the Author:
June Alexander:

June Alexander sits on F.E.A.S.T.'s Advisory Panel. This book profiles ten heroic families, two of them members of the F.E.A.S.T. community.

Tags:  Alexander  Australia  family  FBT  interviews 

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9/29/2010, Jennifer says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
June Alexander's book, "My Kid is Back", should be required reading for all professionals working with families of individuals with eating disorders. The book is a raw portrayal of the struggles families face in finding effective treatment for their children and would assist professionals in understanding what life is like at home. Being in the same shoes as the parents portrayed, I had to pace myself in reading the book because of the emotions it evoked in me.
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9/29/2010, carolin g says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Every story is different but the method used is the same. FBT. A journey with ten Australian families in search of treatment and written by a journalist that is passionate about the subject of eating disorders and promoting evidenced based treatment.
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9/29/2010, Fiona says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A really easy read that at the same time doesn't pull its punches in telling the often difficult story of families' struggles to release their children from the grip or ED.
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4/26/2013, anonymous says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The best book about FBT and Maudsley Approach. The different profiles outline the many and varied ways of treating your child at home. Above all the book delivers hope and the knowledge that despite how difficult this journey is, recovery is possible. This book saved my sanity whilst caring for my daughter when she had anorexia.
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