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Marie-France Le Heuzey

The Anorexic Child Understanding and taking action

These days, anorexia can affect children from as young as 8 years old. It is no longer just a disease found among teenagers, and it can concern boys aswell as girls. What are the signs of this new form of mental anorexia ? Should you be concerned if you notice a change in behaviour towards food ? How can you help a child who is obsessed by the fear of getting fat ? How can you avoid reaching this point ? This book is full of classic advice and information to help parents to both support and cure their child. It also represents a fresh look at this disease and a reflection on the place of the child in our society.

Marie-France Le Heuzey is a psychiatric doctor, and coordinates the treatment of anorexic children in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology at the Robert-Debré hospital in Paris. She is also the author of The Hyperactive Child.