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Overcoming Binge Eating

Overcoming Binge Eating

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By (author) Christopher G. Fairburn

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 247 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 25 April 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0898621798
  • ISBN 13: 9780898621792
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 14,301

Product description

A Reading Well: Books on Prescription Title Winner of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Seal of Merit! Do you have a binge eating problem or know someone who does? This authoritative book provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control. Whether you are working with a therapist or on your own, clear, step-by-step guidelines will show you how to: overcome the urge to binge gain control over eating behavior reduce the risk of relapse establish stable, healthy eating habits. This unique book has been tested in controlled clinical research, and its success rate is outstanding. From a leading international expert, here is the advice, encouragement, and detailed guidance that can help you transform your relationship to food.

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Author information

Christopher G. Fairburn, D.M., F.R.C.Psych., is Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer and Honorary Clinical Reader in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He is a well-known international authority on eating disorders with research programs in Britain and the United States. His main research interests are in the etiology of these disorders and in the development and evaluation of methods for treating them.

Review quote

"Fairburn's broad, popular text... provides a concise discussion on related research, information and methods for controlling the behaviour of food bingers. The author has managed to intermix all the key issues throughout the text, thus providing consistent and relevant information." - John Thain, Nursing Standrard, August 2005 "This book is exceptional and can be used as a form of treatment, to bolster treatment, or to teach professionals about those who struggle with binge eating problems. Clearly this book is the culmination of Dr. Fairburn's years of Center for Eating and Weight Disorders" - Denise E. Wifley, Co-Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, USA

Back cover copy

Authoritative and accessible, this book provides all the information needed to both understand binge eating and bring it under control. Containing a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for controlling these behaviors, it is designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy. The program provides step-by-step guidance for: overcoming the urge to binge; establishing stable, healthy eating habits; getting control of eating behavior; and reducing the risk of relapse.

Table of contents

Part I. Binge Eating: The Facts. What is a Binge? Binge Eating, Eating Disorders, and Obesity. Who Binges? Psychological and Social Problems Associated with Binge Eating. Physical Problems Associated with Binge Eating. Causes of Binge Eating Problems. Binge Eating and Addiction. Treatment of Binge Eating Problems. Part II. A Self-help Program for Those Who Binge. Introduction. Getting Started. Regular Eating. Alternatives to Binge Eating. Problem Solving and Taking Stock. Dieting and Related Forms of Food Avoidance. What Next? Appendix I. The Body Mass Index. Appendix II. If You Are Overweight. Appendix III. Organizations That Can Help. Appendix IV. A Note for Relatives and Friends. Appendix V. A Note for Therapists. Further Reading. Index.