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Books on Eating Disorders

MUST HAVES for people with an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating

Recommended for sufferers, friends and family

Eating with  Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment  and Yours Can Too

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$15

"Eating with Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment and Yours Can Too"By: Laura Collins

Laura Collins

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.

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Beating ANA

Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back
By: Shannon Cutts

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$11

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

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
By: Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge

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$11

Reader Comment: 'Life Without Ed truly guides the reader into the separatation of self from ED.'

Intuitive  Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
By: Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch

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$11

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

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia
By: Peggy Claude-Pierre

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$11

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

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
By: James Lock, Daniel le Grange

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$12

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

The Eating Disorders Sourcebook
By:
Carolyn Costin
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$12

Reader Comment: "This book provides an excellent overview of many aspects of eating disorders and their treatment. Carolyn Costin is extremely insightful and knowledgeable about the subject and she writes in a clear, accessible way."

Eating  in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship  with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

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.
buy the book $11

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

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
By: David Kessler MD

buy the book $11

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

The Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys
By: Harrison G. Pope, Katharine A. Phillips, Roberto Olivardia
buy the book $ 18

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."


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Last Updated: 21 April 2017
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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