Bulimics on Bulimia

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Maria Stavrou
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 15, 2008 - Psychology - 160 pages
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Thousands suffer from bulimia secretly and in silence. They are never diagnosed and their story goes untold. Bulimics on Bulimia is a collection of accounts by people who are living with the disorder, shedding new light on the day-to-day struggle of coping with bulimia. This book challenges the stereotypical image of the bulimic teenage girl, revealing that bulimia affects a far wider range of people, and dispelling the myth that bingeing involves only food and purging involves only vomiting. The powerful stories in this book provide new perspectives on the experience of bulimia, revealing the complex realities of the illness and the different ways in which different people view themselves and the disorder that has become a part of their lives. This book is a must-read for counselors, psychologists, and mental health professionals and will strike a chord with anyone who is suffering or has suffered from an eating disorder, as well as their friends and families.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
1 Binging and Purging to Stay Alive
17
2 There Goes Alice Down the Hole
25
3 Living with Diabulimia
35
4 Surrounded by People but Completely Alone
41
5 Running Away but Going Nowhere
49
6 A Love of Athletics
59
7 Recovery or What Passes for Normal
67
11 College plus Eating Disorder Equals
93
12 Not Good Enough
97
13 An Addictive Personality Food and Alcohol
105
14 Confession to My Roommate A Day in My Life
115
15 Becoming Bankrupt and Losing Everything I Had
119
16 I Want to Be Like You
123
17 Sex Lies and Hedonism
131
18 The Lesbian Bulimic Mafia
137

8 Highfunctioning Superwoman
75
9 The Hardest partis Wanting to Recover
81
10 Diagnostic Labels and Sexual Abuse
87
19 Diets Dont Work Bulimia Does
145
FURTHER READING
151
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Maria Stavrou has a BSc in Psychology. She lives in London.

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