Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

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Originally developed as a manual for anorexia patients at his eating disorders clinic in the Royal Edinburgh hospital, Chris Freeman's is the first self-help book based on cognitive behavioural therapy to counter this most notorious and widespread of eating disorders. It occurs most frequently among young women, but affects both men and women of all ages, in all social groups, internationally. The first part of this groundbreaking guide provides an introduction to the subject of anorexia nervosa and its treatment using cognitive behavioural techniques for therapists, sufferers and their families. The second part is a self-help programme for recovery based on the treatment, which the author has used in his work with hundreds of patients. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a now internationally established method of treating emotional disorders such as anorexia, depression and panic by changing negative patterns of thought. The Robinson series of self-help guides based on CBT, written by practising clinical psychologists, has proved itself accessible and highly effective, and the series' reputation and sales increase with every year.Keeping a food diary The first concrete step is to record daily everything that you eat and drink. ... If you do not, buy a notebook and make a diary yourself, following a similar layout. ... The first column, headed a#39;Pora#39;, is where you will record the number of portions you have eaten when you use the portion system outlined in Step 5; dona#39;t worry about this for now. ... Try to keep your food diary up to date through the day rather than waiting until the evening to remember what you have eatenanbsp;...

Title:Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa
Author:Christopher Freeman
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-11-01


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