Beating Your Eating Disorder

A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers

Beating Your Eating Disorder

Do you or does someone you know suffer from an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a less typical set of symptoms? The most effective, evidence-based treatment for adults with eating disorders is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). 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 relevant to any sufferer, if: • You are not yet sure about whether to seek help • You are not sure where to find help • Your family doctor or others recommend that you try 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


"The authors bring decades of clinical and research experience to this concise book, which details cognitive behavioral therapy as the strongest and/or fastest impact on most types of eating disorders among adults. Therapists and other mental health professionals will be familiar with the key elements of CBT, but laypersons will no doubt gain new insights into the ways this therapeutic approach can be used to help battle their eating disorder. Six sections cover topics such as CBT and how to apply it, motivating oneself to treat the eating disorder, how to use this program, the journey to recovery, and relapse prevention. The most attractive feature of this book is the novel self-help approach for treating eating disorders with CBT that would certainly appeal to those who might want to try it as a first step, or even continue with this approach for an enduring change."
--Doody's Review Service

'Decades of clinical experience come to light in this plain-speaking self-help text for both sufferers and carers … the book is infused with hope for recovery provided the reader is prepared to dig-in and do the work necessary for a successful self-help journey.' Cindy Bulik, UNC Eating Disorders Program

'This excellent book is highly recommended for adult sufferers with eating disorders who wish to use a self-help guide for the first step, and hopefully the only step that will be necessary, in overcoming their eating problems.' James Mitchell, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

'The writers communicate in a clear, direct, compassionate and honest voice, enriched by extensive clinical experience, that will help the reader to feel understood, to understand what maintains their eating disorder … this is a valuable resource for people with eating disorders considering change, for carers who feel lost, and for therapists who are seeking to help their clients build a foundation for enduring change.' Tracey Wade, Flinders University, Australia

'This is the long overdue book that adult sufferers of an eating disorder and their carers have been waiting for. It has been masterfully written from a wealth of practical experience and will without doubt become a mandatory resource. It surpasses any of the other self help guides in quality and scope and will ensure that those who read it are impelled to act.' Stephen Touyz, University of Sydney

'… an absolute must-have for anyone interested in learning how to successfully overcome an eating disorder … packed full of information on how a self-directed CBT approach can be very effective … I highly recommend it as a solid, science-based, self-help guide to beating an eating disorder … a book of inspiration and hope for all who choose to initiate change.' Doody's