There are countless Anorexia courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Anorexia and other Eating Disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well: Practical solutions, compassionate communication tools and emotional support for parents of children and teenagers ()
Book updated July 2016Parents are best placed to help their teenager or young child beat an eating disorder, yet most struggle to know what to do and how to do it. In Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders, Eva Musby draws on her family’s successful use of evidence-based treatment to empower you to support your child through recovery. However difficult your situation, this book gives you the tools you need to care for your child, your family and yourself. Using compassionate presence, Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness and acceptance, Eva Musby plots out a path towards well-being. With a wealth of guidance and practical…
2. The Anorexia Recovery Skills Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Cope with Difficult Emotions, Embrace Self-Acceptance, and Prevent Relapse (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2017)
If you have anorexia, it can be difficult to see yourself clearly, even after treatment. That’s why it’s so important for you to have resources available to prevent relapse. Written by three psychologists and experts in eating disorders, this important guide provides evidence-based skills blending acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you recover—and stay on the path to recovery.Each chapter of this workbook focuses on a theme—each important to fostering and…
3. Decoding Anorexia (2012)
Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of what biological differences mean to sufferers. Author Carrie Arnold, a trained scientist, science writer, and past sufferer of anorexia, speaks with clinicians, researchers, parents, other family members, and sufferers about the factors that make one vulnerable to anorexia, the neurochemistry behind the call of starvation,…
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child's weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent-child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly…
Feeling alone, disconnected, and maybe even unloved by your spouse? Why has your dream of marriage turned out to be married and alone? Intimacy Anorexia may be the unseen pattern in your marriage causing the pain and loneliness. Douglas Weiss, Ph.D. is a prolific author, psychologist and the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. He is also the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs where they offer 3 or 5 day Intensives. Dr. Weiss provides 365 early recovery tips on his free App DrDougsTips. Dr. Weiss believes that once Intimacy Anorexia is identified, it can be treated. Intimacy…
6. Survive FBT: Skills Manual for Parents Undertaking Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Child and Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (2016)
is viewed as the gold standard in treating adolescent Anorexia Nervosa and it currently produces the best evidence-based outcomes. However, the treatment is intensive and many parents commence unprepared despite their courage and willingness to take on the task of refeeding their ill child to health. Parents have desperately asked for more information to help them understand anorexia’s grip on their child and to survive the intensity of the treatment. This book was written to give these parents the tools to help them “see it through” to the…
A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important, and perhaps controversial, new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher’s highly acclaimed memoir that chronicles her battle with anorexia and bulimia.Vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching, Wasted is the memoir of how Marya Hornbacher willingly embraced hunger, drugs, sex, and death—until a particularly horrifying bout with anorexia and bulimia in college forever ended the romance of wasting away.In this updated edition, Hornbacher, an authority in the field…
Author Dr. Patrick Carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, sexual addiction and compulsivity, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, neglect, and other forms of abuse. Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed. Utilizing extensive research and elucidating case studies, Carnes develops concrete tasks and plans for restoring nurturing and sensuality, building fulfilling relationships, exploring intimacy, and creating healthy…
9. Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Ima ge Issues (2005)
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?”…
10. The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2004)
Statistics suggests that as many as 2.5 percent of American women suffer from anorexia; of these, further research indicates that one in ten of these will die from the disorder. This is the only book available that addresses the particular needs of anorexics with the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary new psychotherapy. The authors of this book are pioneering researchers in the field of ACT, with numerous research articles to their creditDespite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa…
State of Arizona, County of Maricopa, Affidavit: Patient is a thirty-six-year-old Caucasian female admitted on a court-ordered evaluation secondary to her refusal to eat or drink and having to be fed by a feeding tube. Patients admit weight is sixty-five pounds. She is 5′ 7″. Her glucose level is life threatening at forty. Her electrolyte levels are abnormal. She is clearly in a compromised medical situation. In spite of being emaciated and malnourished, patient considered herself as medium or over-medium in size. Patient also admitted frequent nightmares and flashbacks related to sexual abuse that happened to her during…
Leading authorities describe interventions grounded in ACT core processes–Defusion, Acceptance, Attention to the Present Moment, Self-Awareness, Values, and Committed Action. Guidance is provided for conducting functional assessments with adolescents and adults and working toward individualized treatment goals, starting with weight restoration. The book also discusses ways to engage parents and other family members in treatment. It features therapist scripts, sample dialogues, case examples, and reproducible forms and handouts. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can…
13. Intimacy Anorexia: The Steps (2010)
The twelve-steps of recovery have helped millions walk out of the grip of various addictions. This workbook follows in the tradition of the twelve-steps breaking down the various principles for readers so that they can experience freedom from intimacy anorexia. It is our hope that you will join the millions who have received help in their personal recovery by using these twelve-steps….
14. Intimacy Anorexia: The Workbook (2010)
This workbook is the first book to offer practical suggestions for recovery from intimacy anorexia. Within the pages of this book you will find more than 100 practical and empowering exercises to guide you through your personal recovery towards intimacy….
Best Anorexia Books That Will Hook You
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Psychological and Neurobiological Aspects of Eating Disorders: A Taste-fMRI Study in Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa
Author(s): Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Critical Care for Anorexia Nervosa: The MARSIPAN Guidelines in Practice
Author(s): Paul H. Robinson, Dasha Nicholls (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Seconds to Snap: One Explosive Day. A Family Destroyed. My Descent into Anorexia.
Author(s): Tina McGuff
Publisher: John Blake, Year: 2015, Size: 339 Kb, Download: epub
Hope and other luxuries : a mother's life with a daughter's anorexia
Author(s): Dunkle, Clare B
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
Eating Disorders. Examining Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
Author(s): Marylou Ambrose,Veronica Deisler
Publisher: Enslow Publishers;Jasmine Health, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia
Author(s): Professor Megan Warin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 788 Kb, Download: pdf
Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends
Author(s): Janet Treasure, June Alexander
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.