Friday, May 3, 2013

Life With An Eating Disorder: Resources

Happy Friday! Today marks the last day in the series. While some of the testimonials may have been hard or uncomfortable to read, I hope that the words shared spoke some truth, hope, and perhaps gave you new insight into the world that is eating disorders.

To wrap things up I want to leave you with some hands on resources, should you or someone you love need them in the future. In no way does the list below encompass all the great information out there, there are so many more websites and books, but at least it will give you a start.

Recovery/Research focused blogs
ED Bites
Science of Eating Disorders 
Living With Food: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders 
Kartini Clinic for Eating Disorders
Binge Eating and Bulimia: The latest psychological research on eating disorders  
Something Fishy: Website on eating disorders
Eating Disorder HOPE 
Mirror Mirror
The Recovery Boat
Blog Roll from Surviving Anorexia

Recovery/Research focused books (taken directly from Surviving Anorexia)

Eating Disorder Information
Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends, and Sufferers by Janet Treasure

Answers to Anorexia: A Breakthrough Nutritional Treatment That Is Saving Lives by James M Greenblatt

Bulimia: A Guide for Friends & Family by Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD., and Ron A Thompson, PhD.
Eating Disorders: The facts by Abraham and Llewellyn-Jones
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by Locke and Grange
Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery by Kate Middleton
First Steps out of an Eating Disorder by Middleton and Smith
Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behaviour Techniques by Christopher Freeman
Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Freeman

Eating Disorders Psychological Issues/Self Help
Healing your Hungry Heart by Joanna Poppink
Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders by Gregory Jantz
Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters and the Pursuit of Thinness (2nd Ed) by Margo Maine PhD
Navigating Teen Depression by Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers
Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behaviour Techniques by Christopher Freeman
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Piper
The Body Betrayed by Kathryn J Zerbe
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders by Peggy Claude-Pierre

Maudsley Approach
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method by Janet Treasure
My Kid is Back: Empowering parents to beat AN by June Alexander
Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown

Compulsive, Comfort or Emotional Eating
Feeding the Hungry Heart by Geneen Roth
Appetites by Geneen Roth
When Food is Love by Geneen Roth

Memoirs, Life & Recovery Stories
Appetite for Life: Inspiring Stories of Recovery by Margie Ryerson
Biting Anorexia by Lucy Howard Taylor
Gaining by Aimee Liu
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Lifeby Jenni Schaefer
Just Tell Her to Stop: Family stories of eating disorders by Becky Henry
Life without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer
Mealtimes and Milestones by Constance Barter
Perfect by Emily Halban
Restoring our bodies, reclaiming our lives by Aimee Liu
Thin by Grace Bowman
Unbearable Lightness: A Story Of Loss And Gain by Porta de Rossi
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher

The books below are what spoke to me when learning how to deal and live with my depression. There are so many, many books on depression, that you will certainly be able to find some that speak directly to you. Some of my best finds were in second hand shops.
Living with a Black Dog, books I and II by Matthew Johnstone
Depression, Lifting the Cloud by Dr Christine Reed and Dr Lisa Lampe
Depression, The Way out of your Prison by Dorothy Rowe
Shoot the Damn Dog by Sally Brampton
Healing Path by Dan Allender PhD
The One Year Book of Hope by Nancy Cuthrie
Hope in the Midst of Depression by Mary Southerland
The Shelter of Each Other by Mary Piper
Do You Think I am Beautiful; When Wallflowers Dance; A Beautiful Offering – all by Angela Thomas
Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards
A Women’s Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
A Confident Woman by Ingrid Trobisch


  1. You are awesome for putting this together and I know these posts and today's list/links will be a resource for many!!

  2. I have so enjoyed reading all these posts the past two weeks, and learning about this from so many different angles other than my own narrow little view! You did an awesome thing here, and I am so inspired by you. Thank you!!


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