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Bulik (director, Univ. of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program; coauthor, Runaway Eating) here brings her nearly 30 years of expertise to the public. Many readers can say they have heard of anorexia nervosa and bulimia; many have even heard of binge eating. According to Bulik, few readers (and even medical professionals) realize that binge eating is a serious disorder, affecting 3.5 percent of women over the age of 18 and two percent of men-that's over five million women and three million men in the United States. Far from just overeating, binge eating is a complex, overarching psychological disorder. However, the tips provided by Bulik in conjunction with good medical and psychological care can lead to complete recovery. Readers can find their general profile, which describes their psychology, learn good eating habits (such as always eating breakfast), and learn how to fit physical activity into their life. Recommended for public libraries with good consumer health collections. Although not an academic text, this book would be suitable for academic libraries with collections of consumer health works for the student population.
—Rachel M. Minkin