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The full list of books to support you during difficult times can be accessed here - Reading Well books
Coping with eating disorders - Books
Can I Tell You about Eating Disorders? by
Publication Date: 2014
Meet Alice - a teenage girl with anorexia nervosa. Alice invites readers to learn about anorexia nervosa and how it makes her see herself differently from how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder and will also be a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home.
Eating Disorders by
Publication Date: 1996
This is the fourth edition of a successful title which covers anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity, their causes, diagnosis, self-help, medical treatment, and outlook for sufferers. In this new edition the authors have added more information about eating behaviour, dieting patterns,and weight control measures used by young people.
Element Guide to Anorexia/Bulimia by
Publication Date: 1996
As many as one in five young women between 15 and 25 are affected by anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia, or compulsive self-starvation, affects menstruation, emotional and psychological development and fertility. Bulimia is a pattern of compulsive eating followed by vomiting and purging, which can cause permanent damage to the digestive system. Both conditions are life-threatening and misunderstood.
Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) by
Publication Date: 1993
Easy to read and illustrated with many real-life examples, this book addresses the specific problems faced on a daily basis by bulimia sufferers. The only self-help programme that has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial, it provides detailed step-by-step advice for dealing with this condition. Unlike other less problem-oriented books currently available on the subject, this book concentrates on the key behaviour changes necessary for the sufferer to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life. Theory is closely interwoven with practice and the book draws together real problems and solutions experienced by hundreds of sufferers.
Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2013
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
Coping with eating disorders - Websites
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
Young people, aged 14 and 25 are most affected by eating disorders. We know that university is a time of complete change- change in environment, change of friends, new pressures and demands of work, deadlines and the start of independent living. This can often have an impact on a person’s attitude and behaviours towards food and eating, which can then develop into a bigger problem.
Support and advice on recovery from eating disorders
Big White Wall
Big White Wall offers anonymous online mental health support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Big White Wall you can speak to someone who understands what you are going through, anytime, anywhere.
NHS Choices - Eating disorders
Descriptions of the different types of eating disorders and where to go for help and support
Student Minds - Understanding Eating Disorders
This resource has been written to help students with eating disorders to take positive steps towards healthy minds and healthy bodies. It has been written by students who have managed university whilst working towards recovery.
The Student Room - Eating Disorders
People often think about ED as Dieting. Whereas Dieting is often for the improving the health of the body by losing a bit of weight slowly, ED is an illness when a person tries to feel better about their life through food / lack of food. It can be caused by many factors – depression, stress, lack of self-esteem, pressure from friends/media, trauma etc.
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities
University Mental health, stress and anxiety
Help and advice is available from the Student Support teams at your academic partner, along with access to trained counsellors. This also includes the online counselling service.
Young Minds - Eating Problems
Everyone eats differently but if you take eating to extremes you could have an eating problem. But you’re not alone. Find out how eating becomes a problem and what you can do if you’re affected.