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Here is an honest, comprehensive, and inspiring resource for those in recovery from an eating disorder. While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual womenrs"s struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many peoplers"s stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. Aimee Liu has skillfully brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book also includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more.
Aimee Liu is a novelist and the author of Gaining, an acclaimed investigation into the causes and consequences of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. She teaches creative writing at Goddard College and lives in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.aimeeliu.net. The author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Academy for Eating Disorders, Clinical Research and Scholarship Fund. For more information visitwww.aedweb.org. This and many other publications by Trumpeter are now available as eBooks.
Table of Contents
|Turning Points||p. 9|
|How and When?||p. 13|
|ED's Men||p. 16|
|Labeling ED||p. 19|
|Distress Signals||p. 24|
|Setting the Stage for Recovery||p. 31|
|What's ED Hiding?||p. 39|
|The Maudsley Method||p. 47|
|What to Suggest and How to Suggest It||p. 50|
|A Journey in Intimacy||p. 58|
|Hearing Concern, Accepting Support||p. 64|
|Medical Insurance||p. 72|
|You First||p. 74|
|Facing Food||p. 78|
|Meds and ED||p. 83|
|CBT for Eating Disorders||p. 87|
|Making Peace with Pain||p. 92|
|Notes to Self, Letters to ED||p. 98|
|Sensing the Body||p. 108|
|Coping Mechanisms||p. 115|
|Recovery and Religion||p. 120|
|Truth Telling||p. 123|
|A Friend in Deed||p. 129|
|Are the Twelve Steps for You?||p. 135|
|Embracing the Mess||p. 141|
|Moving Beyond Weight||p. 149|
|Ready, Get Set, Support!||p. 152|
|Inner Workings||p. 158|
|Lead On!||p. 161|
|Wise Minds||p. 163|
|Is Recovery Really Possible?||p. 173|
|Acknowledgments and List of Contributors||p. 177|
|About the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)||p. 195|
|About Aimee Liu||p. 196|
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