3 March 2013

She was a teenage gymnastics star with the world at her feet, yet she was caught in her own private battle with anorexia. She was told she had to lose weight to be a winner, but Bangor girl Debbie McLarnon took that advice too far. Jane Hardy reports.

Most people picture anorexia as a physical war manifesting itself in skeletal thinness and the jutting hips of sufferers, but the real battle is in the mind. It’s all about psychology, as Debbie McLarnon (30), a psychotherapist, former sufferer and star gymnast, knows to her cost. Then she linked up with Deborah, a therapist at a private clinic in the Nightingale Hospital in London who she consulted for a crucial four years. “She undoubtedly saved my life.” Debbie says now.

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