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Useful books

Useful books for carers or loved ones of someone sufferings from an eating disorders are below:

  • Hope with eating disorders

    - Lynn Crilly

    • When we discuss eating disorders, there's a tendency to focus on the sufferer. Yet there are millions of concerned parents, carers, friends and relatives who are confused and frustrated - both by their own personal circumstances, and by the abundance of potentially misleading information. Hope with Eating Disorders offers real understanding of the mind-set of someone suffering with an eating disorder, plus an extensive description of the various treatments available for the many and varied types of eating disorders that exist. With interviews from some of the world's leading experts, it sends the message that real, full and lasting recovery is possible, despite what we are so often told.

  • How to help your child eat well and be well

    - Eva Musby

    • Practical scenarios around meals with your anorexic child: dialogues Anorexia and other eating disorders: How to help your child eat well and be well.

  • Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

    - Prof Janet Treasure

    • Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder equips carers with the skills and knowledge needed to support and encourage those suffering from an eating disorder, and to help them to break free from the traps that prevent recovery.

  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

    - Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

    • 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.

All the books we recommend above are available to read in our Resource Room.