"Invaluable to clinicians, parents, teenagers, and adults who are struggling with anorexia." Lynn E. Ponton, M.D.Anatomy of Anorexia is a tremendous tool for families: now more than ever, early diagnosis and treatment, and family participation, are crucial in helping the anorexic. Preeminent therapist Steven Levenkron demystifies this life-threatening disease and shows how the millions of girls and women who are afflicted with anorexia can be helpedand can look forward to rich and productive lives. "The nation’s premier expert in treating anorexia has written the nation’s premier book for parents, relatives, and friends of young women afflicted with this life-threatening disease."Joseph A. Califano Jr., president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare "[Levenkron’s] insights, descriptions of family relationships, and treatment recommendations for therapists create a rich, deep, and most helpful guide for a community of people whose lives are deeply and painfully affected by this persistent illness."Samuel C. Klagsbrun, M.D.
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More than 1 year ago
I have struggled with an eating disorder for some time and I am seeking therapy. This book was recommended for my family, but I decided to read it. I thought the book was excellent. I don't know how many times I just was unable to put my thoughts and feelings into words, but I found numerous quotes in his book that explain everything. I would definatly recommend this book. For those with an eating disorder it may bring a better understanding to what you do. For others involved (family, friends, etc) it may help you to better understand the eating disorder's 'logic' behind what he or she does.
More than 1 year ago
This book represents an excellent resource for patients and their families, along with professionals who are beginning to work with those who struggle with this complex illness. Although its section on psychopharmacology is quite limited and a bit dated, he does an excellent job in giving one a sense of what the therapy is like and the issues involved from both the patient's and the therapist's vantage point. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in or in some way involved with eating disorders.