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

Author(s): Christopher G. Fairburn

Eating Disorders

This book has already offered tremendous help to more than 100,000 readers struggling with out-of-control eating. Christopher G. Fairburn presents a scientifically based blueprint for breaking free of unhealthy eating patterns and finding new ways to deal with the emotional triggers that lead to binges. Packed with step-by-step instructions and straight-talking advice (for example, strict dieting does more harm than good), the book cuts through the stigma and shame surrounding binge eating. The fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in eating disorders treatment. It features a new module on body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving and maintaining a transformed relationship with food.

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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

Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at 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".""

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

General Fields

  • : 9781572305618
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : August 2013
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher G. Fairburn
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 616.852606
  • : 244