Ed Says U Said: Eating Disorder Translator

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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When an eating disorder (ED) is involved, the problems caused by miscommunication can have serious consequences. A remark from a parent that is intended as positive encouragement could act as a trigger and a criticism from someone with an ED might really be a cry for help.

This book aims to improve communication between someone with an eating disorder and their friends and family by revealing the eating disorder mind set and decoding language choices. Using examples of real-life, everyday conversations, ED says U said translates the highly charged language of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and unravels the emotional chaos that can surround sufferers and those who care for them. It provides clear examples of the common pitfalls and gives invaluable advice about how to help in defusing the triggers and regaining the personality swamped by the illness.

A unique resource of information on EDs, this book will be essential reading for everyone who has been affected by eating disorders: sufferers, carers, family and friends, together with health care professionals treating people with eating disorders.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Laura Collins
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Introduction
Setting the Scene
Ed the Eating Disorder
Early Signs and Symptom 3 Behaviour
Food
Sense of Self
Recovery
Behaviour
Food
Aim for a Full Life You Deserve
Binge Eating Disorder
Anorexia
Relationships

Relationships
Sense of Self
Treatment
Look Out for the Triggers
Behaviour
Food
Relationships
Who Am I Without
Looking Out for
Helping the Recovery Process
Focus on the Facts
EATING DISORDER ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
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June Alexander is an Australian writer and former journalist, columnist and newspaper editor. At the age of 11, she developed anorexia nervosa, followed by bulimia, and recovered four decades later. June is now a prominent eating disorder awareness writer and campaigner. ED says U said is her fourth book on eating disorders. June lives in Victoria, Australia. For more information about her work, please visit www.junealexander.com. Catherine Sangster is a health and physical education teacher. She has a background in neuroanatomy, publishing and freelance writing and her work has previously been published in international scientific journals. She is recovering from a 20-year battle with an eating disorder and currently writes two blogs. See keepcatebusy.blogspot.com and recoverypjstyle.blogspot.com. Cate lives in Victoria, Australia.

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