Books on Eating Disorders
MUST HAVES for people with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating
Recommended for sufferers, friends and family
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Author Laura Collins was a guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. She talked about parents of children with eating disorder and their roll in their kids' recovery. Read Laura's blog Eating Disorder Recovery: The Power of Parents, right here at HealthyPlace.
Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back
HealthyPlace interviewed Ms Cutts and she talked about techniques to beat eating disorders. Watch the video on eating disorders recovery with author Shannon Cutts.
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Reader Comment: 'Life Without Ed truly guides the reader into the separatation of self from ED.'
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
Reader Comment: 'This book is the only "plan" you'll ever need to get off the dieting roller coaster and become a healthy eater.'
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia
Reader Comment: "In her book, Peggy describes anorexia as a very slow attempted suicide, a descent toward nothingness---I agree. Anorexia is not a diet, it is not a shallow attempt to be "model thin", and it is definitely not just about food."
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
Reader Comment: "This book was not written as a self-help manual, but it was written for parents and contains loads of practical advice garnered from years of working directly with sufferers and their parents."
The Eating Disorders Sourcebook
Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling By: Anita A. Johnston PhD.
Reader Comment: "This is a deeply insightful book that speaks to women with disordered eating of all types and severities."
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Reader Comment: "The book is a fascinating read, full of documentation and testimonials on the growing obesity problem and our apparent inability to control our food intake as a culture."
The Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys
Reader Comment: "The chapter notes contain at least 50 research papers that they have published in various scientific journals. Some of their findings are pretty stunning."
Last Updated: 21 April 2017
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD