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Feeding the Starving Mindby Doreen A Samelson
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Here is a personalized workbook that helps the reader explore the unique source and symptoms of her anorexia. Each chapter provides powerful, step-by step interactive elements designed to help the reader develop a picture of her symptoms and their underlying causes and then goes on to offer useful information and practical help for harm-reduction and an eventual end to anorexic behaviors. The first part of the workbook offers readers a good understanding of the physiology of starvation, as well as the medical risks of low weight and anorexic behaviors like purging and over-exercising. The reader answers important questions intended to give her an understanding of how anorexia is affecting her health and other aspects of life such as her relationships with friends and family. In the second part of Feeding the Starving Mind, , the reader explores her personality traits and how these traits make her vulnerable to starvation behaviors. She learns to connect her own anxiety about weight and shape to her particular anorexic behaviors. The reader develops a profile of her own eating disorder and what factors led to its development. It is thought that anxiety and fear are at the root of most cases of anorexia, yet anxiety is largely not addressed in competing books. Anxiety management is at the core of this effective and caring program.
Each chapter in this workbook provides powerful, step-by-step interactive elements designed to help the reader develop a picture of her symptoms and their underlying causes. Written by a clinical psychologist and eating disorder specialist, this program can help older teens or adults with low-weight eating disorders to develop healthy eating habits and cope with chronic anxiety.
In Feeding the Starving Mind, a clinical psychologist and eating disorder specialist presents a program designed to help the older teen or adult with low-weight eating disorders like anorexia nervosa develop healthy eating habits and cope with chronic anxiety.
Starvation eating disorders such as anorexia not only affect your body, but also take a devastating toll on your mind. Constantly feeling anxious about your weight, your appearance, and your self-worth can leave you mentally exhausted. And no matter how thin you become, it's impossible to be happy when you are controlled by anxious and obsessive thoughts.
If you're ready to stop letting your eating disorder run your life, Feeding the Starving Mind can help. As you work through the program in this book, you'll discover the source of your eating disorder, identify the compulsive thoughts that contribute to it, and take steps toward developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise.
About the Author
Doreen A. Samelson, EdD, MSCP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and eating disorder specialist. She practices in a large health maintenance organization, where at least half of her clinical work consists of treating patients with eating disorders. She presents continuing education workshops several times a year on the topic of eating disorders.
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