Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Resources for Parents and Others

This week (Feb. 4-10) is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and both Laura from F.E.A.S.T. (an international organization that helps parents and caregivers support people suffering from eating disorders) and Andrea Lamarre from the Guelph-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition have provided a suggested reading list to increase awareness around eating disorders and related issues.

Help your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, by James Locke and Daniel Le Grange

Locke and Le Grange provide the tools you need to build a united family front that attacks the illness to ensure that your child develops nourishing eating habits and life-sustaining attitudes, day by day, meal by meal. 
Brave Girl Eating, by Harriet Brown

In this emotionally resonant and compelling memoir, journalist and professor Harriet Brown takes readers—moment by moment, spoonful by spoonful—through her family’s experience with the nightmare of anorexia. 
Eating with your Anorexic, by Laura Collins

This poignant and informative narrative relates how one mother  treated her daughter's life-threatening anorexia using the Maudsley Approach, a home-based, family-centered therapy developed in Great Britain in the 1980s. 
My Kid Is Back, by June Alexander and Daniel Le Grange

My Kid is Back explains how family-based treatment can greatly reduce the severity of anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents, allowing the sufferer to return to normal eating patterns, and their families to return to normal family life.
Decoding Anorexia, by Carrie Arnold

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, and why it’s so hard to leave anorexia behind.
Life Without Ed, by Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge

For years, author Jennifer Schaefer lived with both anorexia and bulimia. She credits her successful recovery to the technique she learned from her psychologist, Thom Rutledge. This groundbreaking book illustrates Rutledge's technique. 
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, by Jenni Shaefer

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me shows you that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it also means finding joy and peace in your life.
The Diet Myth: Why America’s Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health, by Paul Campos

After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating- disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos shows that we can safeguard our health without obsessing about the numbers on the scale. 
Making Weight – Men’s Conflict With Food, Shape & Appearance, by Arnold Anderson

The first book to explore why so many of today's men are experiencing problems that have traditionally been considered "women's issues." 
Hooked on Exercise: How to Manage Exercise Addiction by Rebecca Prussin, Philip Harvey, and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

The authors discuss the causes of exercise abuse and how to get the maximum benefits from a regular exercise program without crossing the line to unhealthy amounts of activity.

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