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Eating Disorders - Suggested Reading List


Adolescent Body Image/Eating Disorders
Darlene M. Atkins, Ph.D.
Director, Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Clinic
Children’s National Medical Center
202-476-2164
datkins@childrensnational.org

  • Alexander, J. & LeGrange, D. (2009).  My Kid Is Back:  Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa. Melbourne Univ. Publishing.
  • Andersen, A., Cohn, L., & Holbrook, T. (2000).  Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts With Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance. CA:  Gurze Books.
  • Cash, T.  (1997). Body Image Workbook. New Harbinger.
  • Collins, L.  (2004). Eating With Your Anorexic. McGraw-Hill.
  • Craighead, Linda. (1996). The Appetite Awareness Workbook. New Harbinger.
  • Fairburn, C. (1995). Overcoming Binge Eating. NY: Guilford Press.
  • Friedman, S.  (1997). When Girls Feel Fat.  Helping Girls Through Adolescence. Toronto: HarperCollins.
  • Herrin, M. & Matsumoto, N.  (2007). The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders:  Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Positive Body Image at Home. Gurze Books.
  • Kater, K.  (2004). Real Kids Come In All Sizes: Ten Essential Lessons To Build Your Child’s Body Esteem. Broadway/Random House.
  • Le Grange, D. & Lock, J.  (2007). Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family Based Approach. NY: Guilford Press.
  • Litt, A.  (2004).  Fuel For Young Athletes.  Essential Foods and Fluids For Future Champions. Illinois: Human Kinetics.
  • Littman, B. (1999). Everyday Ways To Raise Smart, Strong, Confident Girls. NY: Thomas Dunne Books.
  • Liu, Aimee.  (2007). Gaining:  The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders. NY: Wellness Central.
  • Lock, J. & LeGrange, D.  (2005). Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder. NY: Guilford Press.
  • Maine, M.  (2004).  Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness. CA: Gurze Books.
  • Morgan, J.  (2008).  The Invisible Man: A Self-Help Guide for Men With Eating Disorders, Compulsive Eating, and Bigorexia. UK: Routledge.
  • Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2005).  “I’m, Like, So Fat”:  Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Eating and Exercise in a Weight Obesssed World. NY: Guilford Press.
  • Norton, C. (2009). Feeding Your Anorexic Adolescent.
  • Powers, P. & Thompson, R. (2008).  The Exercise Balance.
  • Richardson, B. & Rehr, E.  (2001). 101 Ways To Help Your Daughter Love Her Body. NY: HarperCollins.
  • Satter, E.  (1987).  How To Get Your Kid To Eat…But Not Too Much. CA: Bull Publishing Co.
  • Satter, E.  (2005).  Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming.
  • Schaefer, J. & Rutledge, T. (2004). Life Without Ed:  How One Woman Declared Independence from her Eating Disorder and You Can Too. NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Siegel, M., Brisman, J., & Weinshel, M.  (1997).  Surviving An Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends. NY: HarperPerennial.
  • Steiner-Adair, C. & Sjostrom, L.  (2006). Full of Ourselves:  A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health, and Leadership.
  • Treasure, J., Smith,G.& Crane, A.  (2007).  Skills-Based Learning for Caring For a Loved One With an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method.  London:  Routledge.
  • Walsh, T. & Cameron, V.  (2005). If Your Adolescent Has An Eating Disorder. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Zucker, N.  (2006).  Off the C.U.F.F.


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