Self-help resources for anorexia nervosa
Dr Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychotherapist, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. He is one of the UK's leading authorities on eating disorders.
Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa by Dr Chris Freeman is a self-help guide based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques which can help you bring your AN under control, so that you learn to live with it in a relaxed and healthy relationship, and eventually to overcome it altogether. It is based on a self-help manual developed by the author for anorexia patients being treated as his Eating Disorders Clinic at the Cullen Centre, The Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
This useful self-help book is in two parts.
Part One sets out what is currently known about AN. You will learn:
- The physical and psychological effects of the illness in the long term
- The effects of starvation on your wellbeing and health
- The emotional factors that come into play
Part Two sets out a sequence of steps through which you can begin to tackle the problem. These include:
- Monitoring your eating
- Challenging the way you think
- Developing assertiveness
- Dealing with anxiety
- Managing your relationships
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Mealtimes and Milestones: A Teenager's Diary of Moving on from Anorexia.
Aged fourteen, schoolgirl Constance Barter was diagnosed
with anorexia nervosa. She was admitted to a specialist eating disorders hospital
unit, where she stayed for seven months. During her time there, she kept a
diary, charting her journey of recovery.
Constance's frank and
moving account of the challenge of her illness shows how this serious and
debilitating condition affects both the sufferer and those close to them. Her recovery
will be a source of inspiration and hope for anyone affected by this illness -
a testament of how, with perseverance and support, this potentially
life-threatening illness can be beaten.
Praise for Mealtimes and Milestones:
'We want a message of hope - that eating disorders can be
beaten - to reach anyone and everyone who needs to hear it. Constance's
story is such a powerful part of that message - that hope.'
Susan Ringwood, Chief Executive, BEAT (the Eating Disorders
Mealtimes and Milestones in the national media:
Read an extract in The Guardian >
Author interview in the Daily Mail >
Author interview in the Daily Express >
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