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Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0361-9
176 pages
December 1996, Jossey-Bass
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The classic book that offers understanding and a positive approach.Sherman and Thompson answer the questions asked most frequently by the families and friAnds of bulimics. Why do some women become bulimic? What are the medical risks? The authors--both experts on the causes and treatment of eating disorders--have created the first authoritative step-by-step guide to this complex disease. They reveal bulimia's insidious nature including the fact that those who care the most about helping can actually make things worse. Filled with practical information and advice, this essential resource offers hope to millions of bulimics and their loved ones.
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The Role of Society.

The Role of the Family.

Individual Factors.






Getting into Treatment.

Being in Treatment.
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RON A. THOMPSON are the founders and co-directors of the Eating Disorder Program at the Bloomington Hospital. They are also the authors of Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders
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?Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends lets you see what most only see in hindsight--the basic ingredients and causes of bulimia--and helps you realize that, despite the frustration felt by all those involved, there is hope.? --Anita Rigby, mother of Olympic champion Cathy Rigby McCoy

?This book is a wonderful resource. . . . . Does a great job of anticipating readers' questions and responding to them in a clear and useful manner that is grounded in clinical experience, current research, and humane sensibility.? --Michael Levine Ph.D., professor of psychology, Kenyon College and board member of the Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc.
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