By Glenn Waller, Victoria Mountford, Rachel Lawson, Emma Gray, Helen Cordery, Hendrik Hinrichsen

ISBN-10: 0521739047

ISBN-13: 9780521739047

Do you or does a person you recognize be afflicted by an consuming disease, corresponding to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a much less regular set of indicators? the simplest, evidence-based therapy for adults with consuming issues is cognitive-behavioural remedy (CBT). This ebook offers a powerful self-help CBT programme for all consuming problems, in an obtainable layout. It teaches talents to victims and carers alike. This publication is proper to any patient, if: • you're not but yes approximately no matter if to hunt aid • you're not certain the place to discover aid • your loved ones healthcare professional or others suggest that you simply test a self-help technique • you're expecting treatment with a clinician, and need to get the very best begin to beating your consuming sickness

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However, it requires you to have confidence in your own capacity to make changes, as well as the courage to carry out the actions needed to achieve them (including dealing with other’s reactions to your needs and actions). So which will you choose? Will you be brave enough to make the scary changes that allow you to benefit long term, or will you duck out of them and end up feeling that your time has been wasted? 31 32 Section 2: For the sufferer The itchy jumper analogy emphasizes the fact that no one else can make this happen.

Some important definitions Diagnosis. When people think about eating disorders among adults, they usually think of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. However, the majority of people with an eating disorder do not fit neatly into these diagnoses, but are described as “atypical” cases (also known as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). This means that you may have some symptoms of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, but you do not meet all the criteria for severity, or you may have a much more “mixed” presentation.

A key part of your recovery will be to get your needs met. This will feel both unfamiliar and uncomfortable, because you are not used to focusing on yourself in this way. To learn to do this, you must first identify what you need. Then you must work out who can provide it. If you have a tendency to sacrifice yourself for others, you may have people around you who do not have the capacity to meet your needs. If this is the case you will have to look outside of these relationships, possibly distancing yourself from them in order to move forward.

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