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Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery
     

Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery

by Lindsey Hall, Monika Ostroff
 

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Anorexia nervosa, in simple terms, is self-starvation. However, it is a complex problem with intricate roots; and, recovery is best accomplished with a grasp of sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this guidebook, which includes:

• Answers to questions most often asked
• Insight from recovered and

Overview

Anorexia nervosa, in simple terms, is self-starvation. However, it is a complex problem with intricate roots; and, recovery is best accomplished with a grasp of sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this guidebook, which includes:

• Answers to questions most often asked
• Insight from recovered and recovering
• Monika Ostroff's story of recovery
• Specific things to do that have worked
• Information on healthy eating and weight
• Suggestions for how to stay committed
• A special section for parents&loved ones

Editorial Reviews

Lori M. Irving
This inspired, compassionate book will be a tremendous resourceto persons whose lives are, or have been affected by anorexia. With a refreshingly appropriate balance of anecdotal material and research evidence, the authors portray recovery from anorexia for what it is. This is a book that I will refer others to with professional and personal confidence.
Carolyn Costin
With the glut of books written about anorexia nervosa, this guide is awelcome change, written for and to the anorexic herself. It speaks directly to the patient answering her questions, providing examples of recovery, and gently walking her through exercises and techinques she can do at her own pace. Every therapist should lead his or her clients to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077710
Publisher:
Gürze Books
Publication date:
10/10/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
294 KB

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This book is for people who want to understand and recover from anorexia nervosa. Both of the authors of this book have fully recovered from eating disorders, and many individuals who have recovered or are recovering from anorexia also contributed insights and suggestions.* Whether you yourself are suffering with anorexia or you know someone who is, their wisdom can inspire and guide you.

As you will read in Chapter 2, Monika Ostroff battled with anorexia for many years. She shares her story of self-starvation, years of unsuccessful treatment, and eventual breakthroughs that led to her complete recovery. Her ideas about the nature of anorexia and what it takes to defeat obsessive food behaviors and thoughts encompass much of the text. She writes with understanding and compassion; and, when she recommends that you try something, it is because it has worked for her. . .

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