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Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

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By (author) Christopher G. Fairburn

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 243 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 20mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 9 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1572305614
  • ISBN 13: 9781572305618
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 11,211

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This trusted bestseller 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 show you how to: *Overcome the urge to binge. *Gain control over what and when you eat. *Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges. *Establish stable, healthy eating patterns. *Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse. This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Dr. Fairburn is a research clinician who has won many awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has a particular interest in the global dissemination of effective psychological treatments. His website is www.credo-oxford.com.

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"Readers have posted online calling the previous version of this book 'a godsend' and 'the best book out there.' This substantially revised second edition is as good as the first and sets the standard for self-help books. This clearly written, practical guide is invaluable for anyone suffering from binge eating problems." - Roz Shafran, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Reading, United Kingdom "This is an extremely well written and informative book aimed at helping those with binge eating problems to overcome them. The author is one of the leading experts on cognitive behavioral techniques for eating disorders, and his previous publications have made a major contribution to the literature... The book is a masterpiece of logical structure and a compendium of useful and valuable information." - Behaviour Research and Therapy "By any standard, Dr. Fairburn is the leading authority in our field, so who better to write the definitive book on binge eating? This program is based on vast clinical experience, numerous clinical trials, and a breadth of perspective that few possess. You can trust this book. It is a landmark." - Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, coauthor of Food Fight, Yale University, Connecticut, USA "It is hard to improve a classic, but that is exactly what Dr. Fairburn has done. Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition, expands on the author's highly effective treatment. This self-help guide is filled with specific tools that can help reverse unhealthy habits that have trapped you for years. Dr. Fairburn helps you maintain regular eating habits, distract yourself from cravings, stop emotional eating, and address body image issues. My colleagues and I will be recommending this book to all of our clients who feel their eating is out of control." - Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of The Worry Cure "This book has proved invaluable to individuals who struggle with binge eating, and it has become a trusted tome on the shelf of many therapists, dietitians, and physicians who want to prescribe a non-invasive, evidence-based approach to treating their patients with an eating disorder... Nearly 20 years later, the second edition has been substantially updated to reflect Fairburn's new "enhanced" cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT-E)... The final verdict? Even if the dog-eared, highlighted original is still sitting on your office shelf, treating yourself to the second edition is well worth the modest price." - Jennifer Thomas, AED Forum

Table of contents

Introduction: This Book and How to Use It. Part I: Binge Eating Problems: The Facts. Binge Eating. Eating Problems and Eating Disorders. Who Binges? Psychological and Social Aspects. Physical Aspects. What Causes Binge Eating Problems? Binge Eating and Addiction. The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems. Part II: An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge. Getting Ready. Starting Well. Regular Eating. Alternatives to Binge Eating. Problem Solving. Taking Stock. Dieting. Body Image. Ending Well. Appendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating Problem. Appendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass Index. Appendix III. If You Are Also Overweight. Appendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems". Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and Friends. Appendix VI. A Note for Therapists. Further Reading