The Beginner's Guide to Eating Disorders Recovery

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 3, 2011 - 532 pages
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Written for high school and college - aged readers and their loved ones, this self - help guide provides the latest information on eating disorders for anyone confronting these problems for the first time. The author encourages both young men and women to take charge of their lives by understanding and acknowledging their illness, learning more about it, and starting a practical course of action. Questions and answers are at the heart of the book, offering a range of ways for readers to pinpoint problems, identify negative triggers and diffuse them. The conversational text includes insights and inspiring quotes from the author's clients and readers. Included are special sections on athletes, tips for avoiding relapse, basic facts about nutrition, and the role of families in recovery.The text, written in a conversational tone, is sprinkled with insights and inspiring quotes from the author's clients. This is a self - help guide in the truest sense because it places the primary responsibility for recovery in the hands of the individual, where lasting change must begin.
 

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Contents

A Quick Peek at Eating Disorders
3
SelfImage BodyImage and the Struggle
14
When Habits Become Obsessions
38
Compulsions or Addictions
48
Straight Facts About Bulimia
85
First Steps Toward Recovery
113
Coming Out
143
What to Expect in Therapy
171
Choosing a Therapist
197
Working with a Nutritionist
210
Sustaining Recovery
224
Helping Someone Who Has an Eating
249
Definitions of Eating Suggested Reading and Sources About the Author
284
About the Publisher
297
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