Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
- Develop a personal eating disorder profile
- Learn how to eat without purging and restore your weight
- Learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for managing weight-related anxiety and fear
- Create a treatment plan to restore your health and happiness
- Keep destructive thoughts and patterns of behavior from coming back
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.
About the Author
Doreen A. Samelson, Ed.D., MSCP, is a medical psychologist specializing in weight loss surgery and the treatment of eating disorders. She is committed to helping people with weight or food-related problems experience improved health and quality of life. An experienced public speaker, she regularly lectures on weight and food-related topics, and is author of Feeding the Starving Mind. She lives in northern California.
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