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Eating Disorders
Eating disorders affect thousands of Canadians. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating can cause severe damage to both physical and emotional health and can even cause death. If you would like to learn more about eating disorders, the following books and web sites are recommended.
More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. This book is written by two psychotherapists and discloses details of their own eating disorder histories and effective strategies for recovery.
This book offers clear guidance and authoritative advice on how to overcome anorexia nervosa. Based on the author's own unique research with thousands of patients at the Mayo Clinic, and striking a careful balance between psychological, cultural, and biological approaches, this seemingly irrational disease is demystified.
Dying to be Thin   (616.8526 DYI 2004)
This DVD examines the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current treatments, and the North American obsession with thin women.
Local Organizations
Eating Disorders of York Region
180 Oakhurst Drive
Thornhill L3T 5W4
Phone: 905.886.6632
Eating Disorders  (616.8526 EAT)
a collection of personal stories along with a bibiography and web resource list on eating disorders.
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me  (362.19685260092 Schae)
"recover from your eating disorder and fall in love with your life."
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder  (616.852600835 LOC 2005)
This powerful and controversial book by top researchers argues that parents are not the culprits but the key to their teen's recovery.
Just a Little Too Thin  (618.928526 STR)
This thorough and informative guide targets teens who are teetering on the edge of a potential eating disorder. At this delicate and precarious point, there are preventive measures concerned parents can take. The author clearly delineates measures in a user-friendly, approachable style.
Surviving an Eating Disorder  (616.852606 Sie)
Strategies for families and friends on dealing with eating disorders.
This guide tackles the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, exercise, professional help, and how to handle emergencies, and has a special section about how to talk to children.
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