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Books on binge eating disorder?

DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
edited February 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
Title. I'm struggling in a big way. My therapist isn't helping much. I cant afford to see two therapists (the one I have specializes in gender-related thingies).

I picked up Unbearable Lightness at my therapist's suggestion. I thought it was amazing and inspiring, and it really helped me to understand the degree to which I obsess over my own weight and my body, and it kind of put things in perspective for me. But otherwise, I'm still lost. Lost and inspired.

Now, before people start with "see a doctor," I already have an appointment scheduled. I just want to read more about this. Anything you got. Please. I'm getting kind of desperate.

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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    Compulsive eating is not something I have personal experience with, but I have heard good things about Geneen Roth's books.

    Her first one was When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair which I understand is a bit pop-psych-y and fluffy, but I think her more recent books are a bit more substantial.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Christopher Fairburn is another author to look into, as he's done some of the peer-reviewed research on the subject. He has a book called Overcoming Binge Eating.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    @DirtyDirtyVagrant, overeating right?

    Also, feel free to talk here to help get your mind off it.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Compulsive eating is not something I have personal experience with, but I have heard good things about Geneen Roth's books.

    Her first one was When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair which I understand is a bit pop-psych-y and fluffy, but I think her more recent books are a bit more substantial.

    Yes yes yes Geneen Roth

    I found both Breaking Free From Emotional Eating and Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating to be very helpful

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