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Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone Who Has Anorexia, Bulimia, or Other Eating Disorders

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When a friend or family member shows signs of an eating disorder, the first impulse is to charge in, give advice, and fix what is wrong. But these tactics-however well-intentioned-can backfire.

This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. It includes information about when to get professional help, how to handle ...

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Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues

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Overview

When a friend or family member shows signs of an eating disorder, the first impulse is to charge in, give advice, and fix what is wrong. But these tactics-however well-intentioned-can backfire.

This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. It includes information about when to get professional help, how to handle emergencies, and answers to difficult questions such as "Am I too fat?" or "Is this ok to eat?"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451215222
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 529,001
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.13 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne A. Heaton, Ph.D., has 30 years of experience providing therapy and working with a multidisciplinary team for eating disorders. She is the director of Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services and has a private practice.

Claudia J. Strauss is an award-winning communication consultant and educator. She is the author of Talking to Alzheimer's, Talking to Depression, and Talking to Anxiety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

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    I came across this book when my partner got frustrated in not knowing what to say or do to support me in my recovering/not recovering swings. I read the book myself to make sure it wasn't one of those books that tell family members to 'make sure they eat!' or 'be sure to tell them when you think they've gained weight!' type of BS that gets published. I found it to accurately describe the different types of EDs and the motivations behind each, and why there's really not much you can do to make them better. But knowing how to be supportive is really key, and this book has really great advice.
    Whatever stage in an ED someone is in, this book will help those around them know what to do and what not to do, and better understand WHY.

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