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Written by Dr. Christopher Fairburn, an international expert on eating disorders, this unique book provides clinicians, sufferers, and interested others with an authoritative and accessible account on binge eating problems.
Overcoming Binge Eating provides all the information needed to understand the problem and bring it under control. Dispelling many of the myths associated with binge eating, Part One provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current knowledge about binge eating problems. Chapters address such issues as:
* Who binges and why
* How binge eating differs from everyday overeating
* Whether binge eating is an addiction
* How binge eating affects people emotionally and physically
* Ways those who binge can gain control
Part Two of the book is a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for binge eating problems. Designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy, the program provides step-by-step guidance for:
* Overcoming the urge to binge
* Gaining control of eating behavior
* Reducing the risk of relapse
* Establishing stable, healthy eating habits
Presenting the most up-to-date information, as well as an effective program for treating those who binge eat, this book will be used by clinicians both as a comprehensive reference and as recommended reading for clients. Offering inspiration and insight, this book will help your clients empower themselves to deal with their binge eating problems, as well as the shame and isolation that characterize them.
Authoritative and accessible, this book provides all the information needed to both understand binge eating and bring it under control. Containing a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for controlling these behaviors, it is designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy. The program provides step-by-step guidance for: overcoming the urge to binge; establishing stable, healthy eating habits; getting control of eating behavior; and reducing the risk of relapse.
Written by Dr Christopher Fairburn this unique book provides clinicians, sufferers, and interested others with an authoritative and accessible account on binge eating problems.
This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to:
*Overcome the urge to binge.
*Gain control over what and when you eat.
*Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges.
*Establish stable, healthy eating patterns.
*Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse.
This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-241) and index.
About the Author
Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Dr. Fairburn is a research clinician who has won many awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has a particular interest in the global dissemination of effective psychological treatments. His website is www.credo-oxford.com.
Table of Contents
Binge Eating: The Facts
Chapter 1. What Is a Binge?
Chapter 2. Binge Eating, Eating Disorders, and Obesity
Chapter 3. Who Binges?
Chapter 4. Psychological and Social Problems Associated with Binge Eating
Chapter 5. Physical Problems Associated with Binge Eating
Chapter 6. Causes of Binge Eating Problems
Chapter 7. Binge Eating and Addiction
Chapter 8. Treatment of Binge Eating Problems
A Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge
Step 1. Getting Started
Step 2. Regular Eating
Step 3. Alternatives to Binge Eating
Step 4. Problem Solving and Taking Stock
Step 5. Dieting and Related Forms of Food Avoidance
Step 6. What Next?
APPENDIX I. The Body Mass Index
APPENDIX II. If You Are Overweight
APPENDIX III. Organizations That Can Help
APPENDIX IV. A Note for Relatives and Friends
APPENDIX V. A Note for Therapists