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Anorexia Nervosa: The Reality and The Recovery

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Tuesday, 27th February

14.00 - 15.00

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Of all the conditions which coalesce under the umbrella term of ‘Eating Disorders’, Anorexia Nervosa is probably the one with the highest profile amongst the general public and, therefore, is perhaps the condition most misunderstood and which contains much more complexity than is readily acknowledged. The pain and devastation that accompanies it is all-pervasive, affecting not just the sufferer themselves but also their families and friends.

John Evans’ Anorexia was diagnosed in his first semester at the University of Leicester. In the twenty years since then the illness has been a constant companion, for much of that time the dominating influence in his life. As John continues in his recovery, he hopes to use this presentation to dispel some of the misunderstandings which surround Anorexia, and he details his experiences of both living with the illness and of trying to fight back against it.

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John Evans, 38, works as a library assistant at Castlepoint Library, Bournemouth. He was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa in 1998 whilst in his first semester at the University of Leicester and he remains in recovery today, having received seven months of inpatient care in two spells at Kimmeridge Court Eating Disorders Service in Poole. In 2011, John self-published Becoming John: Anorexia’s Not Just For Girls, which details his life as a man suffering with an eating disorder, and which has led to a number of opportunities through which he has attempted to use his experiences to help others, especially men, who are struggling to live with this most devastating of illnesses.

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