Working with Parents, Partners and Other Carers

  • Jan McDonaldEmail author


‘Tough love? The hardest challenge is how to hold on to a healthy balance so that it is both tough enough and loving enough.’


Jan McDonald

is the mother of someone who has suffered from anorexia nervosa. As a committee member of SEDIG, she has organised, chaired and presented at eating disorders conferences, particularly those hosted for carers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SEDIGRoyal Cornhill HospitalAberdeenUK

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