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Feeding the Starving Mind: A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anorexia and Other Starvation Eating Disorders Paperback – Jan 15 2009

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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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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: [...]
Feeding the starving mind May 29 2013
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TRIGGERING for those with EDs! Nov. 6 2012
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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!