Appendix 1 - List of self-help and support organizations  pp. 149-149

List of self-help and support organizations

By Glenn Waller et al.

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The following is only part of the enormous number of websites that offer information and access to self-help/support. We have focused on organizations that are non-profit, to ensure that you can access balanced advice locally. We have also confined ourselves to groups in English-speaking countries (though see below if you would like to recommend a similar website in another part of the world).

The Academy for Eating Disorders is based in the USA, but has an international remit. Its main web link is, but they have a web link for public access to information about eating disorders:

Organizations that offer eating disorder-specific support for sufferers and carers

UK – beat (beating eating disorders) at

USA – National Eating Disorders Association at

Canada – Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous at

Australia – The Butterfly Foundation at

New Zealand – Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand at

Please note: Website addresses can change, but these were correct at the time of going to press. While we have aimed to provide as comprehensive a list as possible, we are aware that there will be others that we have missed (particularly outside the English-speaking world). Any suggestions for additional organizations would be appreciated, particularly in countries where we have not been able to identify contacts, and we will aim to update this list in any future editions of this book.

Appendix 1

Reference Title: References cited in this book

Reference Type: reference-list

Abraham, S. , & Llewellyn-Jones, D. (1992). Eating Disorders: The Facts, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bo-Linn, G. W. , Santa Ana, C. A. , Morawski, S. G. , & Fordtran, J. S. (1983). Purging and calorie absorption in bulimic patients and normal women. Annals of Internal. Medicine, 99, 14–17.
Fairburn, C. G. , & Harrison, P. J. (2003). Eating disorders. Lancet, 361, 407–416.
Garner, D. M. , & Garfinkel, P. E. (1997). Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Guilford.
Gauntlett-Gilbert, J. , & Grace, C. (2005). Overcoming Weight Problems. London: Robinson.
Highet, N. , Thompson, M. , & King, R. M. (2005). The experience of living with a person with an eating disorder. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 13, 327–344.
Kaye, W. H. , Weltzin, T. E. , Hsu, L. K. , McConaha, C. W. , & Bolton, B. (1993). Amount of calories retained after binge eating and vomiting. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 969–971.
Keys, A. , Brozek, J. , Henschel, A. , Mickelsen, O. , & Taylor, H. L. (1950). The Biology of Human Starvation. Minnesota, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2004). Eating disorders: core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders. Clinical Guideline 9. London, UK: National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.
Treasure, J. , Murphy, T. , Szmukler, G. , et al. (2001). The experience of caregiving for severe mental illness: a comparison between anorexia nervosa and psychosis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36, 343–347.
Treasure, J. , & Schmidt, U. (2008). Motivational interviewing in eating disorders. In Motivational Interviewing and the Promotion of Mental Health, ed. Arkowitz, H. , Westra, H. , Miller, W. R. , & Rollnick, S. New York, NY: Guilford Press, pp. 194–224.
Treasure, J. , Smith, G. , & Crane, A. (2007). Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method. London: Routledge.
Waller, G. , Cordery, H. , Corstorphine, E. , et al. (2007). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Reference Title: Further reading: other self-help books that you might find useful for additional problems

Reference Type: further-reading

Burns, D. D. (2000). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. New York, NY: Avon.
Butler, G. (2009). Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness. London: Robinson.
Fennell, M. (2009). Overcoming Low Self-Esteem. London: Robinson.
Gilbert, P. (2009). Overcoming Depression. London: Robinson.
Kennerley, H. (2000). Overcoming Childhood Trauma. London: Robinson.
Kennerley, H. (2009). Overcoming Anxiety. London: Robinson.
Ogden, J. (1992). Fat Chance! The Myth of Dieting Explained. London: Routledge.
Padesky, C. A. , & Greenberger, D. (1995). Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. New York, NY: Guilford.
Veale, D. & Wilson, R. (2009). Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. London: Robinson.
Young, J. E. , & Klosko, J. S. (1993). Reinventing Your Life. New York, NY: Plume Publishers.