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Almost Anorexic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?
by Jennifer J. Thomas Details
Drawing on case studies and the latest research, "Almost Anorexic" combines a psychologist's clinical experience with a patient's personal recovery story to help readers understand and overcome almost anorexia. "Almost Anorexic" will give you the skills to understand the symptoms of almost anorexia, determine if your (or your loved one's) relationship with food is a problem, gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one, discover scientifically proven strategies to change unhealthy eating patterns, and learn when and how to get professional help.
First Steps Out of Eating Disorders
by Kate Middleton Details
An overview of how to live with and eventually overcome an eating disorder, as well as a supportive and accessible guide, "First Steps Out of Eating Disorders" draws on the extensive experiences of two professional psychologists to explain what constitutes an eating disorder, common issues those with eating disorders face, and what to do about getting better. This resource is written primarily for sufferers but keeps in mind those who care for sufferers, so that it can be an invaluably useful guide for both.
Food: The Good Girl's Drug: How to Stop Using Food to Control Your Feelings
by Sunny Sea Gold Details
Sunny Sea Gold started fighting a binge eating disorder in her teens. But most books on the topic were aimed at older women, women she had a hard time relating to. Calling on top psychiatrists, nutritionists, and fitness experts, Gold offers real advice to a new generation fighting an age-old war. With humor and compassion, "Food: The Good Girl's Drug" describes experiences shared by many women--whether they've been struggling with compulsive overeating their whole lives, or have just admitted to themselves that, yes, it really is more than just a bad habit.
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover From Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life
by Jenni. Schaefer Details
Jenni Schaefer and Ed (eating disorder) are no longer on speaking terms, not even in her most difficult moments. In her bestseller "Life Without Ed," Schaefer learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition, enabling her to break up with Ed once and for all. In "Goodbye Ed, Hello Me," she shows that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it's also about finding joy and peace in your life.
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
by James Lock Details
Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate resource for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Whether pursuing family-based treatment or other options, parents learn specific, doable steps for monitoring their teen's eating and exercise habits, managing mealtimes, ending weight-related power struggles, and collaborating successfully with health care providers. Featuring the latest research and resources, the second edition now addresses additional disorders recognized in DSM-5, including binge-eating disorder.
Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders: A Whole-Person Approach to Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Disordered Eating
by Gregory L. Jantz Details
In "Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders," Dr. Gregory Jantz comes alongside his readers with a well-tested and successful approach that addresses the emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual dimensions of healing from an eating disorder. Topics include the often-overlooked nutritional keys to recovery; how to let go of anger, fear, and guilt; tools for creating a binge-free life; how not to be a victim of others; the role of emotional and verbal abuse in eating disorders; and keys to creating healthy relationships. This edition also contains new material on intervention strategies, spiritual abuse, and healing strategies for compulsive behaviors.
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good
by Johanna S. Kandel Details
Johanna S. Kandel, founder and executive director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, struggled with her eating disorder for ten years before finally getting help. Now fully recovered, Kandel knows firsthand how difficult the healing process can be. Through her work with The Alliance--leading support groups, speaking nationwide, and collaborating with professionals in the field--she's developed a set of practical tools to address the everyday challenges of recovery.
Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders: Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life
by Naomi Feigenbaum Details
This inspirational guide offers a wide range of healthy coping skills, as well as expert advice from treatment professionals. Issues covered range from the practical aspects of recovery such as how to confront triggers and work with a treatment team, to the emotional hurdles that include accepting one's body, coping with trauma, and sustaining meaningful relationships.
Midlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery
by Cynthia M. Bulik Details
Countless men and women in midlife and beyond struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, and binge eating disorder. Some people have suffered since youth; others relapse in midlife, often after a stressful life event. Still others experience eating disorder symptoms for the first time in midlife. Treatments for adults must acknowledge and address the unique challenges faced by those middle-aged or older. In "Midlife Eating Disorders," eating disorder specialist Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., guides adults in understanding "Why me?" and "Why now?" She offers strategies for recovery, helps partners and family members develop compassion for those suffering from eating disorders, and helps health professionals appreciate the nuances associated with detecting and treating eating disorders in midlife.
Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives: Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders
by Aimee Liu Details
In "Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives," author Aimee Liu weaves together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a breakthrough roadmap for healing from an eating disorder. This book answers key questions, including "How does healing begin?" and "Will I ever be free of worry about a relapse?" Also addressed are essential topics such as finding the right therapist, the use of medications, exploring complementary treatments, and how family members can help.
The Predatory Lies of Anorexia: A Survivor's Story
by Abby Kelly Details
In this stirring memoir, Abby Kelly discusses the overwhelming struggle that was her 15-year bout of anorexia. Beginning in her teenage years, when the predatory lies of the disease took root in her psyche, Kelly lays bare the reality of her eating disorder. While others close to her saw a person who was dangerously thin, Kelly derived a sense of personal achievement from her weight loss. In her account, Kelly exposes her battles, defeats, and ultimate triumph--taking the reader on a poignant odyssey from onset to recovery.
Updated 08/06/2015

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