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Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop 2ed

by Christopher G Fairburn Guilford Publications
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This book has already offered tremendous help to more than 100,000 readers struggling with out-of-control eating. Christopher G. Fairburn presents a scientifically based blueprint for breaking free of unhealthy eating patterns and finding new ways to deal with the emotional triggers that lead to binges. Packed with step-by-step instructions and straight-talking advice (for example, strict dieting does more harm than good), the book cuts through the stigma and shame surrounding binge eating. The fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in eating disorders treatment. It features a new module on body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving—and maintaining—a transformed relationship with food.

People who want to gain control of their eating. Also of interest to eating disorders professionals and other health care providers, who will recommend it to patients, as well as students seeking an accessible overview of binge eating and its treatment.

Introduction: This Book and How to Use ItI. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts1. Binge Eating2. Eating Problems and Eating Disorders3. Who Binges?4. Psychological and Social Aspects5. Physical Aspects6. What Causes Binge Eating Problems?7. Binge Eating and Addiction8. The Treatment of Binge Eating ProblemsII. An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who BingeGetting ReadyStarting WellRegular EatingAlternatives to Binge EatingProblem SolvingTaking StockDietingBody ImageEnding WellAppendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating ProblemAppendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass IndexAppendix III. If You Are Also OverweightAppendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems"Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and FriendsAppendix VI. A Note for TherapistsFurther Reading

GÇ£This book has proved invaluable to individuals who struggle with binge eating, and it has become a trusted tome on the shelf of many therapists, dietitians, and physicians who want to prescribe a non-invasive, evidence-based approach to treating their patients with an eating disorder….Although Fairburn himself still advocates for paper-and-pencil monitoring (p. 134), the self-help program presented in Overcoming Binge Eating could easily be used synergistically with new smartphone applications…that facilitate real-time tracking of food intake, thoughts, and feelings….Even if the dog-eared, highlighted original is still sitting on your office shelf, treating yourself to the second edition is well worth the modest price.n++?
Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at 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