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Regaining Your Self: Breaking Free from the Eating Disorder Identity: A Bold New Approach
     

Regaining Your Self: Breaking Free from the Eating Disorder Identity: A Bold New Approach

by Ira M. Sacker, Sheila Buff
 
A new understanding and approach to eating disorders from a renowned expert, coauthor of the classic Dying to Be Thin

Nearly 5 percent of Americans face an eating disorder -- and eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Long considered an affliction of young women, they are now common among young men,

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A new understanding and approach to eating disorders from a renowned expert, coauthor of the classic Dying to Be Thin

Nearly 5 percent of Americans face an eating disorder -- and eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Long considered an affliction of young women, they are now common among young men, middle-aged women, and even children as young as five. This is a health crisis of epidemic proportions.

Regaining Your Self offers hope in the battle against eating disorders through a radical new therapy technique pioneered by Ira M. Sacker, M.D. A leader in the field, Dr. Sacker has been treating patients with eating disorders for thirty-five years. This breakthrough book, filled with firsthand accounts from patients, family members, friends, and others, provides what patients and their families desperately need: a therapeutic model that heals.

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Once talked about only in whispers, eating disorders now receive national attention. They are so prevalent that they are widely believed to have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It is now known that eating disorders, once attributed to teenage girls, can affect anyone of any age, gender, socioeconomic background, or ethnicity. Sacker (coauthor, Dying To Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia�A Practical, Lifesaving Guide) is a highly regarded authority on the subject of eating disorders. Along with Buff, Sacker provides an in-depth view of this diverse disorder, giving readers a solid foundation for identifying eating disorders and the means to "break free" and, most important, to recover oneself. Throughout, vignettes tell the stories of those who have become victims of eating disorders, and the final chapter is a "message of hope." Insightful, well organized, and informative, this book is essential for most collections.
—Melody Ballard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401303051
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 - 12 Years

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