Useful resources

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We hope that the information below will be useful to patients, carers and health professionals.

Title Author(s) Year Publisher ISBN
Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Dr. Christopher Freeman 2009  Robinson 1849011303
Anorexia Nervosa: The Wish to Change  A. H. Crisp, N. Joughin, C. Bowyer 1996  Psychology Press
Mealtimes and Milestones: A Teenager’s Diary of Moving on from Anorexia Constance Barter 2010 Robinson
Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating: A Guide to Recovery P.J. Cooper 1995 Robinson
Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure 1994 LEA Publishers 0863773222
Overcoming Binge Eating Christopher Fairburn 1995 Guilford Press 0898621798
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane 2007 Routledge 0415431581
Eating Disorders: A Parents’ Guide Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Bryan Lask 2004 Routledge 1583918604
Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers Janet Treasure 1997 Psychology Press 0863777600

Beat  UK charity for people with eating disorders. Helpline: 0845 634 1414
b-eat runs a helpline and a youthline and hosts live chat
Look out for Eating Disorders Awareness Week each February

Men Get Eating Disorders Too – UK charity: men of all ages, backgrounds and sexualities can be affected by eating disorders

Royal College of Psychiatrists

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists

Gloucestershire helpline for self-harm

 – the US national eating disorders charity which provides education, resources and support to those suffering from eating disorders.

 – National Eating disorder Association of Ireland. Offers support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.  Helpline: 353 1890 200 444

Centre for Clinical Interventions based in Australia has two information packages about eating disorders which are very useful, both for sufferers and carers. The link is: Overcoming Disordered Eating – Part A: Disordered eating – how it develops, how it is maintained, and strategies to start to change the problem behaviours associated with disordered eating.
Overcoming Disordered Eating – Part B: Provides some strategies and techniques to change the thinking patterns associated with disordered eating. Both parts are organised into modules designed to be worked through in sequence. Each module contains information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

Further information

Page last reviewed: 18 January, 2023