Eating Disorders for Dummies

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Do you think that you or someone you love may suffer from and eating disorder? Eating Disorders For Dummies gives you the straight facts you need to make sense of what's happening inside you and offers a simple step-by-step procedure for developing a safe and health plan for recovery.

This practical, reassuring, and gentle guide explains anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in plain English, as well as other disorders such as bigorexia and compulsive exercising. Informative checklists help you determine whether you are suffering form an eating disorder and, if so, what impact the disorder is having or may soon have on your health. You'll also get plenty of help in finding the right therapist, evaluating the latest treatments, and learning how to support recovery on a day-by-day basis. Discover how to:

  • Identify eating disorder warning signs
  • Set yourself on a sound and successful path to recovery
  • Recognize companion disorders and addictions
  • Handle anxiety and emotional eating
  • Survive setbacks
  • Approach someone about getting treatment
  • Treat eating disorders in men, children, and the elderly
  • Help a sibling, friend, or partner with and eating disorder
  • Benefit from recovery in ways you never imagined

Complete with helpful lists of recovery dos and don'ts, Eating Disorders For Dummies is an immensely important resource for anyone who wants to recover -- or help a loved one recover -- from one of these disabling conditions and regain a healthy and energetic life.

Author: Susan Schulherr
Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 03/01/2008
Pages: 388
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.15h x 7.47w x 0.83d
ISBN13: 9780470225493
ISBN10: 0470225491
BISAC Categories:
- Self-Help | Eating Disorders & Body Image
- Psychology | Psychopathology | Eating Disorders
- Medical | Nutrition

About the Author

Susan Schulherr has been a highly respected psychotherapist in private practice for 30 years. She has presented to professional and non-professional audiences on weight and eating issues and has trained at the national level.

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