Understanding Bulimia Nervosa and binge-eating

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

As well as binge-eating, suffers of Bulimia Nervosa go to great lengths to make up for overeating. Prolonged fasting, excessive exercising, self-induced vomiting and the taking of unnecessary laxatives are all symptoms of the illness.

What is binge-eating?

Almost everyone at some time or other overeats, and lots of people feel a little guilty and ashamed when they do. Such episodes and feelings are very common, perfectly "normal" and not a source of concern.

However, other people may experience distressing episodes of excessive overeating known as "binge-eating", and feel deep shame and remorse as a result of "losing control".  


Professor Peter J Cooper

Peter Cooper is the author of the CBT guide Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading and also holds a Consultant in Clinical Psychology position in the NHS.

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating will help you understand binge-eating and Bulimia and, using clinically proven techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), can provide a pathway towards recovery.

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating is a classic self-help guide, now recommended as part of the NHS Books On Prescription scheme.

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Self-help course you can download now

The book has been developed into a course of modules that presents the self-help guide in a practical interactive format, the Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-Eating self-help course, using clinically proven CBT techniques.

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A really helpful and practical way of tackling the enormous task of giving up bulimia.

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