Will my anorexia stop me going to university?

For the past two years Maya has been in the grip of anorexia. Despite her illness, she wants to move on with her life, so this year she decided to sit her A-levels and try to enter university. The BBC’s Sarah Bowen followed her efforts in the months leading up to results day.

Maya walks down to the kitchen, where her mother is frantically trying to get dinner ready. If her food is not ready at the time she expects, Maya may refuse to eat it.

It’s too late to heat up the oven, so she’s dry-frying two vegetarian sausages in a hot pan, without oil.

When Maya sees this she freezes. “Why are you frying them?” she asks, panic in her voice. “You’re meant to do them in the oven!” A huge argument follows. Maya storms back upstairs. Dinner is ruined.

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