Eating Disorders

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, nearly 3% of the United States' population may have some form of eating disorder and nearly 10% of girls and women have a diagnosed eating disorder.  Of equal concern is the finding that 80% of all adult women in the U.S. report dissatisfaction with their appearance.  Eating disorders, however, don't exclusively involve under-eating.  Obesity, for example, is an equally serious condition associated with five of the ten leading causes of death and disability in the United States and is also on the rise.


Treatment for eating disorders typically involves psychotherapy in conjunction with nutritional counseling, supportive body work, and medication to break the cycle of using food as a form of self-soothing or self-punishment.


Books


Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery

Diary of an Anorexic Girl

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia


Binge Eating

Intuitive Eating

Overcoming Binge Eating


Body Image

Body Image Workbook

Bodylove

Self Esteem Comes in All Sizes

Transforming Body Image


Bulimia

Overcoming Bulimia

Sensing The Self


Parenting a Child with Eating Disorders

Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Support and Understand Your Daughter

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder


Organizations

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention

Empowered Parents

National Center for Overcoming Overeating

National Eating Disorders Association

Overeaters Anonymous

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders


Websites

Chance to Heal

Shape Up America!

The National Women’s Health Information Center

Weight-Control Information Network



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