This practical, reassuring, and gentle guide explains anorexia,bulimia, and binge eating disorder in plain English, as well asother disorders such as bigorexia and compulsive exercising.Informative checklists help you determine whether you are sufferingform an eating disorder and, if so, what impact the disorder ishaving or may soon have on your health. You’ll also getplenty of help in finding the right therapist, evaluating thelatest treatments, and learning how to support recovery on aday-by-day basis. Discover how to:
- Identify eating disorder warning signs
- Set yourself on a sound and successful path to recovery
- Recognize companion disorders and addictions
- Handle anxiety and emotional eating
- Survive setbacks
- Approach someone about getting treatment
- Treat eating disorders in men, children, and the elderly
- Help a sibling, friend, or partner with and eatingdisorder
- Benefit from recovery in ways you never imagined
Complete with helpful lists of recovery dos and don’ts,Eating Disorders For Dummies is an immensely importantresource for anyone who wants to recover — or help a lovedone recover — from one of these disabling conditions andregain a healthy and energetic life.
About the Author
Susan Schulherr has been a highly respected psychotherapist in private practice for 30 years. She has presented to professional and non-professional audiences on weight and eating issues and has trained at the national level.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Part I: Eating Disorders: An All-Consuming World of TheirOwn.
Chapter 1: Understanding Eating Disorders.
Chapter 2: Getting Insight into Anorexia Nervosa.
Chapter 3: Seeing Inside Bulimia Nervosa.
Chapter 4: Understanding Binge Eating Disorder.
Chapter 5: Eating Disorder Risk Factors.
Chapter 6: Deconstructing Your Body with an Eating Disorder.
Chapter 7: Sidekicks That Often Accompany Eating Disorders.
Part II: Getting Well: Exploring Recovery and TreatmentOptions.
Chapter 8: Seeing What Recovery Looks Like.
Chapter 9: Deciding the Who, What, and Where for Treatment.
Chapter 10: Finding the Treatment Approach That’s Rightfor You.
Chapter 11: Including Other People in Your Treatment.
Chapter 12: Exploring Medication and Other Approaches.
Chapter 13: Making Good Use of the Approach You Choose.
Chapter 14: Managing Early Stage Recovery and the Reality ofRelapse.
Part III: Eating Disorders in Special Populations.
Chapter 15: Eating Disorders in Males.
Chapter 16: Athletes and Eating Disorders.
Chapter 17: Eating Disorders on the Stage, Screen, andRunway.
Chapter 18: Eating Disorders in Children.
Chapter 19: Eating Disorders Later In Life.
Chapter 20: Eating Disorders and People Who Are Obese.
Part IV: Advice and Help for Families and Others WhoCare.
Chapter 21: Forming a Plan to Help the Person with an EatingDisorder.
Chapter 22: Implementing Your Plan to Help.
Chapter 23: Making Life Livable While Supporting Another’sRecovery.
Chapter 24: Finding Support for Yourself While SupportingAnother’s Recovery.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: Ten Don’ts: Behaviors and Thoughts toAvoid.
Chapter 26: Ten Do’s: Ways to Enhance Your Recovery.
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