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Best Eating Disorder Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Eating Disorder books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Sick Enough (2018)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyPatients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren’t “sick enough” to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable. They may struggle to accept rest, nutrition, and a team to help them move towards recovery. Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic. Using metaphor and patient-centered language, Dr….
Author(s): Jennifer L. Gaudiani

2. 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience (8 Keys to Mental Health) (2011)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyA unique and personal look into treatment of eating disorders, written by a therapist and her former patient, now a therapist herself. This is no ordinary book on how to overcome an eating disorder. The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. For…
Author(s): Carolyn Costin , Gwen Schubert Grabb, et al.

3. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works (2012)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyWe’ve all been there―angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it’s that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by two prominent nutritionists, Intuitive Eating will teach you: • How to reject diet mentality forever • How our three Eating Personalities define our eating difficulties • How to find satisfaction in your eating • How to feel your feelings without using food • How to honor hunger and feel fullness • How…
Author(s): Evelyn Tribole

4. Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition (2015)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyTens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate guide for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Top experts James Lock and Daniel Le Grange explain what you need to know about eating disorders, which treatments work, and why it is absolutely essential to play an active role in your teen's recovery–even though parents have often been told to take a back seat. Learn how to monitor your teen's eating and exercise, manage mealtimes, end weight-related power struggles, and partner successfully with health care…
Author(s): James Lock, Le Grange, Daniel

5. Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2012)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyMarcia Herrin and Maria Larkin have collaborated on the second edition of Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, infusing research-based approaches and their own clinically-refined tools for managing food and weight-related issues. New to this edition is a section on nutrition counseling interventions derived from cognitive behavioral therapy-enhanced, dialectical behavioral therapy, family-based treatment, and motivational interviewing techniques. Readers will appreciate the state of the art nutrition and weight assessment guidelines, the practical…
Author(s): Marcia Herrin

6. 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook (8 Keys to Mental Health) (2017)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyReaders are walked through strategies by a therapist and her former patient.8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder was lauded as a “brave and hopeful book” as well as “remarkably readable.” Now, the authors have returned with a companion workbook―offering all new assignments, strategies, and personal reflections to help those who suffer from an eating disorder heal their relationship to food and their bodies.Clients of Costin and Grabb consistently tell them that knowing they are both recovered is one of the most helpful aspects of their treatment. With this experience as a…
Author(s): Carolyn Costin, Gwen Schubert Grabb

7. Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications (2017)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyIn this new edition of their best-selling work, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide to treating and managing eating disorders for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, worried family members and friends, and nonmedical professionals (such as teachers and coaches).Mehler and Andersen identify common medical complications that people who have eating disorders face and answer questions about how to treat both physical and behavioral aspects of eating disorders. Serious complications, including cardiac arrhythmia,…
Author(s): Philip S. Mehler, Arnold E. Andersen

8. Treating Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Evidence-Based Interventions for Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating (2019)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyIf you treat adolescents with eating disorders, you need a flexible treatment plan that can be tailored to your patient’s individual needs, and which fully incorporates the adolescent’s family or caregivers. This book offers a holistic approach to recovery that can be used in inpatient or outpatient settings, with individuals and with groups.The groundbreaking and integrative program outlined in this professional guide draws on several evidence-based therapies, including Maudsley family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), exposure…
Author(s): Deliberto PhD, Tara L., Hirsch PhD, Dina

9. When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating (2018)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyIf your teen has an eating disorder—such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating—you may feel helpless, worried, or uncertain about how you can best support them. That’s why you need real, proven-effective strategies you can use right away. Whether used in conjunction with treatment or on its own, this book offers an evidence-based approach you can use now to help your teen make healthy choices and stay well in body and mind.When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder will empower you to help your teen using a unique, family-based treatment (FBT) approach. With this guide, you’ll learn to respectfully and lovingly oversee…
Author(s): Muhlheim PsyD, Lauren, Collins Lyster-Mensh, Laura

10. Eating Disorders (2016)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyEating Disorders presents a comprehensive and accessible investigation of eating disorders, spanning topics such as historical and cross-cultural trends in prevalence of eating pathology, biological bases of eating disorders, and treatment and prevention. It provides an examination of the intersections of culture, mind, and body, and includes case studies throughout, helping bring eating disorders to life. This second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the DSM-5 as well as research and practice advances that have occurred over the past decade. Specifically, the second…
Author(s): Pamela K. Keel

11. The Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Clinical Handbook (2011)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyEminently practical and authoritative, this comprehensive clinical handbook brings together leading international experts on eating disorders to describe the most effective treatments and how to implement them. Coverage encompasses psychosocial, family-based, medical, and nutritional therapies for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders and disturbances. Especially noteworthy are "mini-manuals" that present the nuts and bolts of 11 of the treatment approaches, complete with reproducible handouts…
Author(s): Carlos M. Grilo, James E. Mitchell

12. How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food (2018)

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should EnjoyParents are the first to know when their child starts behaving differently. Has your son stopped eating his favorite food, or does he refuse to eat out with friends? Has your daughter drastically increased her exercise regimen, or become obsessed with health foods? These are among the telltale signs that your child, like millions of others, may have an eating disorder (ED). In this essential guide, registered dietitians Casey Crosbie and Wendy Sterling introduce an all-new strategy you can use to help your child at home. The Plate-by-Plate approach is rooted in…
Author(s): Crosbie RD CSSD, Casey, Sterling MS RD CSSD, Wendy, et al.

Best Eating Disorder Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some eating disorder books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Hunger: Mentalization-based Treatments for Eating Disorders

Author(s): Paul Robinson, Finn Skårderud, Bente Sommerfeldt
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311297

Sick enough : a guide to the medical complications of eating disorders

Author(s): Jennifer L. Gaudiani
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2393437

Hunger for Connection: Finding Meaning in Eating Disorders

Author(s): Alitta Kullman
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 964 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2222693

Multidisciplinary Management of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Jane Morris, Alastair McKinlay
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2237760

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

Author(s): Emily L Newman
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2244875

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak

Author(s): Tom Wooldridge
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2248476

Male Eating Disorders: Experiences of Food, Body and Self

Author(s): Russell Delderfield
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309970

Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders

Author(s): David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311002

Fundamentals of Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders: A Clinical Casebook

Author(s): Janna Gordon-Elliott
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1625507

Eating disorders

Author(s): Keel, Pamela K
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1679786

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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