Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that often make no sense to family and friends. But to the person involved they make a lot of sense, and are, in fact, a way of coping with life.
Sprinkled with over 100 quotes from recovering individuals, Why She Feels Fat explores eating disorders from the inside out to convey the emotional experience and perspectives of those who have them. Decoding the deeper meaning of the statement “I feel fat” is at the heart of this simple and straightforward book that also includes basic information about eating disorders, such as signs, symptoms, medical complications, causes, approaches to treatment, and stages of recovery.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments v
Understanding Their World
The Basics of Eating Disorders: Bingeing, Purging, Starving: What's the Difference? 15
The Causes of Eating Disorders: Why Did This Happen? 31
Beyond the Symptoms: What Do Her Behaviors Mean? 41
Hearing Their Words
Understanding Anorexia: In Their Own Words 55
Understanding Bulimia: In Their Own Words 69
Supporting Their Recovery
Treatments for Eating Disorders: Where Do We Go From Here? 93
The Phases of Recovery: What Should We Expect? 109
Supporting Her Recovery: How Can I Help? 133
Helpful Organizations 145
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Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One's Eating Disorder and How You Can Help based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I don't understand why this book was given one star. As someone who has suffered from Anorexia Nervosa, I could really relate to what the writers said. I feel like they really understood (which is rare since so many people misunderstand eating disorders in general). Also, I was previously a client Dr. Paulson and he is wonderful.