Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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The proactive CBT approach to controlling the self-destructive behaviors of bulimia nervosa and binge-eating.

The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. The books in the series outline affordable and easy-to-follow ...

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Overview

The proactive CBT approach to controlling the self-destructive behaviors of bulimia nervosa and binge-eating.

The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. The books in the series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to lead happier lives. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465012671
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 602,506
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 About Binge-Eating and Bulimia Nervosa

Prologue: A day in my life 3

1 What are binge-eating and bulimia nervosa? 7

2 How binge-eating and bulimia nervosa affect people's lives 27

3 The physical complications 35

4 What causes binge-eating and bulimia nervosa? 41

5 How can binge-eating and bulimia nervosa be treated? 55

6 A short technical note 63

Postscript to Part One 73

Part 2 A Self-Help Manual for People with Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Problems

Introduction 81

Step 1 Monitoring your eating 117

Step 2 Instituting a meal plan 129

Step 3 Learning to intervene to prevent binge-eating 149

Step 4 Problem solving 163

Step 5 Eliminating dieting 173

Step 6 Changing your mind 189

Appendix 1 Useful addresses 199

Appendix 2 Further reading 205

Appendix 3 A note for helpers and therapists 207

Appendix 4 The views of some users 211

Appendix 5 Monitoring sheets 221

Index 235

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