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.
- 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 ()
- 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)
- Decoding Anorexia (2012)
- Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, Second Edition: A Family-Based Approach (2015)
- Intimacy Anorexia: Healing the Hidden Addiction in Your Marriage (2010)
- Survive FBT: Skills Manual for Parents Undertaking Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Child and Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (2016)
- Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) (2014)
- Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred (1997)
- Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Ima ge Issues (2005)
- The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2004)
- Red Tears and Rib Bones: A True Story of Anorexia, Sexual Abuse, and Self-Mutilation (2008)
- ACT for Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide for Clinicians (2019)
- Intimacy Anorexia: The Steps (2010)
- Intimacy Anorexia: The Workbook (2010)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) (2014)
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 fore…
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.
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.
Red Tears and Rib Bones: A True Story of Anorexia, Sexual Abuse, and Self-Mutilation (2008)
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.
ACT for Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide for Clinicians (2019)
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.
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.
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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When your teen has an eating disorder: practical strategies to help your teen recover from anorexia, bulimia & binge eating
Author(s): Muhlheim, Lauren;Collins, Laura(Foreword)
ID: 2847117, Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
A Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Workbook for Treating Anorexia Nervosa: The Maudsley Model
Author(s): Ulrike Schmidt, Helen Startup, Janet Treasure
ID: 3027020, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
Author(s): Lauren Muhlheim
ID: 3115465, Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Format: 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.