The ABC of Eating Disorders is a comprehensive primer for GPs, dieticians, psychiatrists and community health teams who need to incorporate a sophisticated awareness of this field into their professional practice. It spans, and differentiates, eating and feeding disorders from diagnosis to their management and treatment. With a focus on primary care, this ABC touches on the medico-legal aspects and ethical issues of treating eating disorders and specialist referral.
In a society like ours that stresses the importance of being thin, many people--especially young women--develop eating disorders as they struggle to match an unrealistic physical idea. Eating Disorders explores such eating disorders as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, discussing their causes and treatments.
Beating your eating disorder is primarily a self-help programme based around principles of CBT, which is considered the most effective treatment for all eating disorders. The programme is broken down into sections dealing with each stage of recovery, and encourages the reader to become their own CBT therapist, keeping detailed records of their physical recovery, although the emotional impact is acknowledged, it is less central to this book than other resources available. Who would benefit from using it? This book is addressed to all eating disorder sufferers, although it does not specifically deal with overeating, except as a symptom of bulimia.
Easy to read and illustrated with many real-life examples, this book addresses the specific problems faced on a daily basis by bulimia sufferers. The only self-help programme that has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial, it provides detailed step-by-step advice for dealing with this condition. Unlike other less problem-oriented books currently available on the subject, this book concentrates on the key behaviour changes necessary for the sufferer to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life. Theory is closely interwoven with practice and the book draws together real problems and solutions experienced by hundreds of sufferers.
This is a helpful guide for teens struggling with eating disorders.Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress about body shape or weight. More than 1 million American teenagers and preteens currently suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating, mainly affect girls and young women, these serious and potentially fatal disorders are now prevalent in children as young as nine and, increasingly, boys and men as well. The causes of eating disorders are complex, and include physical, emotional, and social factors. Eating disorders are not simply bad habits or difficult behavior that can be controlled; they are medical conditions that require professional attention. Treatment needs vary by the individual but generally include a combination of psychotherapy and attention to medical and nutritional needs.This helpful new guide provides a wealth of practical information on eating disorders, from their signs and symptoms to various treatment options and the consequences on daily life. Sidebars, appendixes with useful resources, and further reading guide additional exploration, and case studies and real-life examples throughout the book illustrate the impact of living with an eating disorder.
Do you think that you or someone you love may suffer from and eating disorder? Eating Disorders For Dummies gives you the straight facts you need to make sense of what's happening inside you and offers a simple step-by-step procedure for developing a safe and health plan for recovery. This practical, reassuring, and gentle guide explains anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in plain English, as well as other disorders such as bigorexia and compulsive exercising. Informative checklists help you determine whether you are suffering form an eating disorder and, if so, what impact the disorder is having or may soon have on your health. You'll also get plenty of help in finding the right therapist, evaluating the latest treatments, and learning how to support recovery on a day-by-day basis. Discover how to: Identify eating disorder warning signs Set yourself on a sound and successful path to recovery Recognize companion disorders and addictions Handle anxiety and emotional eating Survive setbacks Approach someone about getting treatment Treat eating disorders in men, children, and the elderly Help a sibling, friend, or partner with and eating disorder Benefit from recovery in ways you never imagined Complete with helpful lists of recovery dos and don'ts, Eating Disorders For Dummies is an immensely important resource for anyone who wants to recover -- or help a loved one recover -- from one of these disabling conditions and regain a healthy and energetic life.
Increasingly boys and men are suffering with eating disorders and related body image problems. Some have full-blown conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive exercising or bigorexia. Others are distressed by slightly lesser degrees of disordered eating or over-exercise and seek ways of overcoming their problems. The Invisible Man applies the latest research to produce a practical, problem-focused self-help manual for men with eating disorders and body image problems. Divided into four sections, this evidence-based survival kit covers: the wider cultural context of male body image problems features unique to men science fact and science fiction a 7 stage approach to treatment. By combining the science of cognitive behaviour therapy with motivational enhancement and problem-solving therapies, The Invisible Man provides help to all men with body image disorders, as well as families and professionals involved in their care.