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Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition
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Table of Contents

Introduction: This Book and How to Use It
I. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts
1. Binge Eating
2. Eating Problems and Eating Disorders
3. Who Binges?
4. Psychological and Social Aspects
5. Physical Aspects
6. What Causes Binge Eating Problems?
7. Binge Eating and Addiction
8. The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems
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

About the Author

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

Reviews

"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; Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

"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

"This invaluable second edition incorporates recent advances in the treatment of binge eating, including new strategies for dealing with body image issues. I recommend this user-friendly book wholeheartedly."--G. Terence Wilson, PhD, Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"In this gem of a book, now thoroughly revised, Dr. Fairburn draws on decades of clinical experience and research. This is a powerful resource for anyone who wants to achieve lasting self-change."--Ruth H. Striegel, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Eating Disorders

"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, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom

"This book has proved invaluable to individuals who struggle with binge eating, and it has become a trusted tome on the shelf of many therapists, dietitians, and physicians who want to prescribe a non-invasive, evidence-based approach to treating their patients with an eating disorder....Although Fairburn himself still advocates for paper-and-pencil monitoring (p. 134), the self-help program presented in Overcoming Binge Eating could easily be used synergistically with new smartphone applications...that facilitate real-time tracking of food intake, thoughts, and feelings....Even if the dog-eared, highlighted original is still sitting on your office shelf, treating yourself to the second edition is well worth the modest price."--Academy for Eating Disorders Forum

"This is the book that every patient and parent should read in order to understand what drives eating disorder behaviors. In this remarkable guide, Dr. Fairburn translates decades of research on therapy into steps for lasting change."--Julie Lesser, MD, Medical Director, Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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