Stories I Tell My Patients: 101 Myths, Metaphors, Fables and Tall Tales for Eating Disorders Recovery

Stories I Tell My Patients: 101 Myths, Metaphors, Fables and Tall Tales for Eating Disorders Recovery

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ISBN-13: 9780936077826
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 664,883
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Arnold Andersen is a professor emeritus from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Andersen is the world's leading authority on eating disorders in men. For more than 20 years he was the director of the eating disorders program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a professor of psychiatry. In addition to treating patients and teaching, he has written several texts and has contributed more than 200 articles in scientific publications. He has also lectured widely to medical and psychological groups worldwide. Dr. Andersen has appeared on a number of national television programs in which he has discussed eating disorders, and he has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and The New York Times. He lives in Iowa City, IA.

Leigh Cohn is the publisher of Gürze Books, the editor in chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and the coauthor of more than a dozen books, including two on eating disorders and males, Making Weight (2000) and Current Findings on Males and Eating Disorders (2014), and the first book on bulimia in 1980. He has spoken on at professional conferences and universities throughout North America, and he has received awards from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, the Eating Disorders Coalition, and the National Eating Disorders Association, of which he is a member of the Founders Council. He is currently the president of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He lives in Carlsbad, CA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Leigh Cohn vii

Introduction 11

1 Watering the Roses When the House is on Fire 13

2 The Catsup Bottle: Go All the Way 15

3 The Indian and the Chessboard 17

4 The Emperor Has No Clothes-Do You? 19

5 The Stockholm Syndrome 21

6 Let's Go to a County Fair 24

7 The Long Bike Trip 26

8 Pulling Weeds and Planting Flowers 28

9 A Knight in Shining Armor 30

10 The Door and the Carpenter's Plane 32

11 Dr. Faustus and the Perfect Male Body 34

12 The Miner's Lamp 36

13 Watch Your Side of the Road: Here I Come 38

14 Will the Real Parents Please Stand Up? 41

15 The Sinking of the Titanic 43

16 What Does the Tombstone Say? 46

17 Your Day in Court: Two Endings 48

18 Playing to the Audience 52

19 Packing and Unpacking: When Will It End? 54

20 Plowing a Straight Line 57

21 Caught on Film: The Thief and the Pusher 61

22 Landmines in Vietnam 65

23 Moth to the Flame 67

24 Take Me Out to the Ballgame 70

25 Smoke Detector 74

26 Belly Up to the Bar 75

27 Big, Bad, Bertha and Innocent, Ineffective Ingrid 78

28 Beds, Saws, and Suction 81

29 The Neon Sign 83

30 Water 86

31 Quality Not Quantity 89

32 Ripples from Stones in Emotional Pools 91

33 Saints Alive 94

34 Cooking up a Storm 97

35 The Three Tailors 99

36 A Six-Pack Please 101

37 Worship Time 104

38 Three Families 107

39 Top Gunner 111

40 Georgette in the City of Light 114

41 Tiny Tim or Big Ben? 118

42 Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be 121

43 Trapeze 124

44 Sticks and Stones 126

45 Jack and Jill Went Down the River 129

46 Organ Language II 132

47 The Harried Mother and the Perfect Poop Collector 136

48 Clip and Clop 139

49 The Mule and the Canyon 143

50 Missy and Magical Thinking at the Party 145

51 The Cork and the Buoy 148

52 Marguerite's Deal 151

53 Johnny the Giant Waters the Land 155

54 Saving the World from Prejudice 158

55 Three Campers 161

56 Life on the Peak of the Roof 164

57 Frank the Fish Takes the Bait 166

58 Skeletons at the Dance 168

59 Savannah's Rule 170

60 A Meeting of Senior and Junior Devils 172

61 Radar On-Line 175

62 Catching Flashy Things 178

63 Anita and the Troll 181

64 Maryland Thin 184

65 Sadism and Masochism: The Scale and the Mirror 188

66 Driving a RAC or a CAR? 191

67 The Parakeet Pancake 194

68 Taking the Train from Station A to B 197

69 Radio Station FATT 199

70 It's All Greek to Me 202

71 A Speck of Dust 207

72 Life's Black Hole 209

73 Terrors in the Forest 212

74 The Rat Race 215

75 Fire Those Servants 217

76 The Retirement Dinner 219

77 Inside the Eggerson's House 223

78 Chasing Up the Wrong Tree 226

79 Answer the Phone! The Doorbell is Ringing! 228

80 The Family Time Machine 231

81 Let's Play the Blame Ball Game 234

82 Run by the Numbers 238

83 Lasso That Calf 241

84 Holidays from the Inside Out 244

85 Three's a Crowd 248

86 Where Are You When You Are Eating? 251

87 Of Mirages and Fool's Gold 254

88 Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder 257

89 Do Do a Do-Don't Do A Don't 260

90 The Hijacking of Top Down by Bottom Up 263

91 Follow Your Star 266

92 Halt Bad Dog 269

93 The 5:36 Express from Paddington Station 272

94 The Most Dangerous Weapon 275

95 Ask the Dry Cleaner 278

96 AH HA 281

97 It's Hard to Say Goodbye 284

98 Thermometers and Thermostats 287

99 It's War Over There-and Here 290

100 Togglers and Dimmers 294

101 Jeanette's Feast 297

Index of Keywords 301

About the Authors 304

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