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Feeding the Starving Mind: A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anorexia and Other Starvation Eating Disorders [Paperback]

Doreen A. Samelson , Robert Graff

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Jan. 15 2009
Starvation eating disorders such as anorexia not only affect your body, but also take a devastating toll on your mind. Constantly feeling anxious about your weight, your appearance, and your self-worth can leave you mentally exhausted. And no matter how thin you become, it's impossible to be happy when you are controlled by anxious and obsessive thoughts.

If you're ready to stop letting your eating disorder run your life, Feeding the Starving Mind can help. As you work through the program in this book, you'll discover the source of your eating disorder, identify the compulsive thoughts that contribute to it, and take steps toward developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise.


• Develop a personal eating disorder profile • Learn how to eat without purging and restore your weight • Learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for managing weight-related anxiety and fear • Create a treatment plan to restore your health and happiness • Keep destructive thoughts and patterns of behavior from coming back

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications (Jan. 15 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572245840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572245846
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 20.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Doreen A. Samelson, EdD, MSCP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and eating disorder specialist. She practices in a large health maintenance organization, where at least half of her clinical work consists of treating patients with eating disorders. She presents continuing education workshops several times a year on the topic of eating disorders.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Self-Help Eating Disorder - Anorexia Dec 29 2011
By Karen - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent Self-Help Eating Disorder - Anorexia

We used this book as a guide for a family stricken with Anorexia. I now work in the field of Anorexia Recovery as a Coach and recommend this book highly. I have written about it on my website/blog: [...]
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeding the starving mind May 29 2013
By Sarah F. Canode - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a great purchase. I recieved the item quickly and I am very pleased with the purchase. The item was just as it was described and came within the described amount of time idicated on the sellers site. A wonderful purchasing experience.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TRIGGERING for those with EDs! Nov. 6 2012
By galbsy - Published on Amazon.com
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So far I have only gone through chapters 1-2 but I am APPALLED. I have EDNOS (restricting type) and thought this would be a good workbook to go through with my therapist. Well only a chapter or two in, I'm on the verge of an anxiety attack, tears, and feel so triggered. The author seems to equate starving yourself with being underweight. And in order to be diagnosed with EDNOS you can be on the "low-normal range" of your BMI. This is ***FALSE*** information. There is only a weight/BMI criteria for Anorexia Nervosa, and not EDNOS. And for the record I am not even close to being underweight despite being very restrictive in my diet (essentially starving myself). Reading this is completely invalidating to anyone suffering from a real starvation disorder. Chapter 1 even encourages the reader to calculate their BMI and places importance on it. There are a lot more to eating disorders (ANY type) than weight, and this author seems to be stating the opposite.

In summary, I think this book can be detrimental to go through. Read with caution if you have an eating disorder!
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