Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

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Robinson, 2009 - Anorexia nervosa - 270 pages

Anorexia affects both men and women, of all age groups and social classes, internationally. For both the sufferer and the friends and family who care for them, the impact of the illness can be devastating. However, it can be treated effectively using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

This self-help book provides support to battle this notorious and widespread eating disorder. It was originally developed by the author as a manual for patients with anorexia at his eating disorders clinic in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Using CBT techniques, he explains the many forms and causes of anorexia nervosa and helps the reader:

Challenge negative thinking and behaviour
Improve their body image
Develop coping strategies for the future

These clinically proven tools form a complete recovery programme, with practical exercises and worksheets.

Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

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User Review  - wendyrey - LibraryThing

One of the best , if not The Best, self help books for people with anorexia nervosa. If you or a friend need help to dig themselves out of this particular pit this is the book to read. You should also consult your medical practitioner . Read full review

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About the author (2009)

DR CHRIS FREEMAN was an honorary professor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. As consultant psychiatrist, he created and led services for eating disorders for over forty years and ran outpatient, day patient and inpatient units and, most recently, an intensive home treatment team for severe anorexia nervosa - all in the Edinburgh/South-East Scotland area.

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