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Step-by-step - the proven path to recovery from bulimia nervosa and binge-eating
One in twenty women in the Western world experiences bouts of uncontrolled binge-eating and many of these are suffering from the eating disorder bulimia nervosa. Stringent dieting and making yourself vomit after overeating are common features of bulimia nervosa, as are depression, anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. This illness causes great distress to sufferers and those who care about them, but in recent years there have been real advances in treatment.
In this third edition, Peter Cooper's sympathetic and highly acclaimed guide gives a clear explanation of the disorder and the serious health issues that can result from it. He describes the treatments available today and, most importantly, sets out a self-help guide for those who want to tackle their difficulties with a step-by- step program. This program has been found in independent clinical research to be of substantial benefit to people with bulimia nervosa (Psychological Medicine, 2005). This book will also give friends and family a much clearer understanding of the illness and its treatment.
I would recommend this book to anyone with bulimia nervosa. - Sally Burne, The British Dietetic Association
Written in a language that is both clear and pragmatic.... It is eminently readable by patients and will serve as an invaluable aid to treatment. - Michael Strober, Professor and Director of the Eating Disorders Program, UCLA
Peter Cooper is one of the world's experts in the treatment of bulimia. His book...represents a substantial advance in providing help to individuals with eating disorders. - Professor B. Timothy Walsh, Director of the Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Unit
A really helpful and practical way of tackling the enormous task of giving up bulimia. - Eating Disorders Association
Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading. He is also a practising clinical psychologist and Series Editor of the 'Overcoming' series. Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychopathology at the Winnicott Research Unit at the University of Reading. Recognised as one of the world's experts in the treatment of bulimia he has more recently focused on the treatment of postpartum depression.