Books and Online Resources
Eating Disorders: The Facts (Seventh Edition), by Suzanne Abraham
Eating Disorders: The Facts is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the major eating disorders namely anorexia nervosa, anorexia nervosa not for weight or shape, exercise disorder, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, rumination disorder, binge eating disorder and atypical.
A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders by June Alexander & Janet Treasure
Draws on up-to-date evidence based research as well as case studies and clinical vignettes to illustrate the seriousness of eating disorders and the impact on both the sufferer and their loved ones.
With contributions from key international figures in the field, this book will be a valuable resource for students and mental health professionals including family doctors, clinicians, nurses, family therapists, dieticians and social workers. http://www.junealexander.com
"It Will Get Better; Finding Your Way Through Teen Issues", by Melinda Hutchings
Aimed at helping teens face and overcome issues eating issues, cyberbullying, family break-ups and surviving grief. Melinda interviewed over 40 people including teens, health professionals, psychologists as well as organisations including Kids Helpline, the Butterfly Foundation, Youth Insearch and Inspire Foundation, to provide real life stories along with expert advice, practical tips and helpful resources. For more information:http://www.melindahutchings.com/it-will-get-better
Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends by Janet Treasure and June Alexander
This long-awaited new edition builds on the work of the first book, providing essential new and updated research outcomes on anorexia nervosa. It offers a unique insight and guidance into the recovery process for those who suffer from an eating disorder as well as advice and information for their loved ones. Written collaboratively by both an expert in the field and someone with personal experience of eating disorders, this book offers exceptional understanding of the issues surrounding the illness.
Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu
Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, the first-ever memoir of anorexia, in 1979, returns to the subject nearly three decades later and shares her story and those of the many women in her age group of life beyond this life-altering ailment. She has extensively researched the origins and effects of both anorexia and bulimia, and dispels many commonly held myths about these diseases with the persuasive conclusion that anorexia is a result of personality.
Life Without Ed: how One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer
Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, she learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s “divorce” from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.
wiTHIN by Karen McGratten
This is a story that gives the reader a glimpse into the life of a young Karen as she reminisces about her journey from childhood to becoming a young woman while struggling with anorexia. Karen endeavours to find herself while dealing with bullying, family, spirituality and learning to live with a mental illness. This story is meant to offer the reader a greater understanding of what it meant for one person to struggle with an eating disorder, in addition to giving perspective of what it was like for her family and friends. This is a story of desperation, helplessness, grace, and eventually, hope.
This book details a whole-school curriculum for children and adolescents, Everybody's Different, which aims to prevent eating disorders and obesity, and focuses on promoting healthy nutrition, self esteem enhancement, media literacy, acceptance of pubertal processes, and positive body image.
Eating Disorders, by Stephen Touyz, Janet Polivy & Phillipa Hay
Provides therapists and students with practical and evidence-based guidance on diagnosis and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified & binge eating disorder.
Interventions for Body Image and Eating Disorders: Evidence and Practice, editted by Susan Paxton & Phillipa Hay.
Contributions from leading Australian and international authors covering the spectrum of ED management of different diagnoses in different settings at different stages in the illness process.
Beating your Eating Disorder by Glenn Waller, Victoria Mountford, Rachel Lawson, Emma Gray, Helen Cordery & Hendrik Hinrichsen
This book presents a highly effective self-help CBT programme for all eating disorders, in an accessible format. It teaches skills to sufferers and carers alike. This book is aimed at sufferers and addresses:
• Whether and where to find help
• You have been recommended a self-help approach
• You are waiting for therapy with a clinician, and want to get the best possible start to beating your eating disorder
• Equally helpful for families and friends by giving them the support they need to be a powerful ally in recovery.
New Moves is an evidence-based, school-based physical education program aimed at promoting positive body-image, self-image, healthy eating, and physical activity in adolescent girls.
Trouble on the Tightrope is an animated web-based program that aims to improve body image and self-esteem among young adolescents. The program follows the disappearance of Sam, an adolescent who is going to take part in a family act at a carnival. Users earn clues to find Sam by completing the program modules. The content of the program focuses on puberty, nutrition, physical activity, media literacy, self-esteem, and social relationships. The program also contains interactive games and activities. It is is intended to be used over two to three classroom sessions. Upon completion of the program, children can receive a "certificate of excellence".
MyStudentBody is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to educate and motivate students to make healthy decisions in the areas of alcohol, drugs, and wellness, and reduce risky behaviour, such as drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence, among college students.
In 2009, the National Advisory Group on Body Image, Australia developed the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct to provide national guidance to the fashion, media, and advertising industries on how to be more body image friendly.
If Not Dieting Then What - www.ifnotdieting.com.au
Dr Rick Kausman provides a range of useful resources which we have compiled here for use in clinical practice. You are encouraged to visit Dr Kausman's website and investigate his approach to weight management (he works very successfully with people who are overweight and obese through taking a supportive, empathy and psychologically-minded approach).