Overcoming Anorexia is an indispensable guide for sufferers, their friends and families, those in the helping professions, and anyone seeking a better understanding of this disorder. It provides descriptions of the eating habits and the underlying ...
psychological and social problems which can result in a preoccupation with body image, enabling those seeking help to make sense of what they or someone close to them is experiencing.
Overcoming Anorexia incorporates insights from cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been established internationally as a key method for helping overcome longstanding conditions such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and eating disorders. This kind of therapy focuses on alleviating symptoms by changing negative patterns in the way people think. People with an eating disorder, for example, may have a distorted view of their body, even though this perception isn't based on any real facts. The aim of cognitive therapy is to uncover this faulty thinking pattern and change such thoughts.
This self-help guide is written expressly for those who want to tackle their problem on their own, without formal treatment. Written by an expert clinical psychologist, it is meant to help readers to take control of their own recovery. It offers a complete step-by-step program to recovery, using clinically proven cognitive therapy methods.