Getting out of BED

A Clinician's Guide to Binge Eating Disorder - Edited by June Alexander, Andrea Goldschmidt and Daniel Le Grange.

A Clinician’s Guide to Binge Eating Disorder – Edited by June Alexander, Andrea Goldschmidt and Daniel Le Grange.

Living in a culture of intense body image focus is not easy. Especially if you have an eating disorder. It is a fallacy that eating disorders are visible. Get this fact: they are a biologically-based illness in the mind, in the brain. Some symptoms may become physically visible but most are not.

Myths abound about Anorexia and Bulimia (sample truths: you don’t need to be skinny to suffer Anorexia and you can look perfectly ‘normal’ and suffer severe Bulimia). And what about ‘the new kid on the block’ in the field of eating disorder diagnosis – Binge Eating Disorder?  Do you need to be overweight to have Binge Eating Disorder? If you are overweight, do you have Binge Eating Disorder? And what is BED? Can children suffer from Binge Eating Disorder? Can you recover?

How do you find out? A Clinician’s Guide to Binge Eating Disorder educates the reader about its triggers and behaviours – and describes steps to treat it and resume a full and productive life. If you think you may be suffering Binge Eating Disorder, or if you are concerned about your child or partner’s eating habits and health, take heart for this book will help. Most of all it will help clinicians make the correct diagnosis and liberate the sufferer to embrace life.