3 thoughts on “Demystifying Anorexia & Family-Based Treatment: Part 2 with Harriet Brown

  • November 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I’m really enjoying this interview and am excited to check out Brave Girl Eating soon (it’s on my list)! I very much agree with the message about the importance of restoring an individual’s physical health in order to do more cognitive and emotional work. And I’m so glad that Harriet’s book can help to put many of the inaccuracies about the blame that parents often incur and feel to rest.

  • January 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I just finished this book, and it was wonderful. My cousin was treated by her family using this method, and I think she still has a few issues, but she’s turned around in a remarkably quick period of time. She’s strong and healthy. It was so scary seeing her in the midst of the disease, and it’s a huge relief to see her back to her old self. I credit this method, her doctors, and her family, with her recovery.

    I wish we could all learn to relax a bit more about food and dieting and body image. More than a bit.

    • January 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

      @ J, I’m so glad to hear about your cousin! Her family is seriously an inspiration.

      I totally agree with you! I wish our society as a whole would relax around food and body ideals. It would bring people so much peace and freedom, if they adopted intuitive eating, stop wanting to be thin and participated in physical activities they genuinely enjoy – and ditched the diet mentality.


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