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Eating Disorders: Resource List

Books for Young Adults

  • Beginner's Guide to Eating Disorders Recovery; by Nancy Kolodny; Gurze Books, 2004
  • Body Blues: Weight and Depression; by Laura Weeldreyer; Rosen Publishing Group, 1998
  • Eating Disorder Survivors Tell Their Stories; by Christina Chiu; Rosen, 1998
  • Eating Disorders: A Handbook for Teens, Families, and Teachers; by Tania Heller; McFarland & Co, 2003
  • Exercise Addiction: When Fitness Becomes an Obsession; by Laura Kaminker; Rosen Publishing Group, 1998
  • Food Fight: A Guide to Eating Disorders for Preteens and Their Parents; by Janet Bode; Simon & Schuster, 1997
  • My Life as a Male Anorexic; by Michael Krasnow; Haworth Press, 1996
  • Over It! A Teen's Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food and Weight; by Carol Normandi and Laurelee Roark; New World Library, 2001
  • Wanting To Be Her: Body Image Secrets Victoria Won't Tell You; by Michelle Graham; Intervarsity press, 2005
  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia; by Marya Hormbacher; Harper Collins, 1997

Books for Adults

  • Anatomy of Anorexia; by Steven Levenkron; W.W. Norton, 2000
  • Anorexia and Bulimia; by Paul R. Robbins; Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1998
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery; by Lindsey Hall; Gurze Books, 1999
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends, and Sufferers; by Janet Treasure; Psychology Press, 1997
  • Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends; by Roberta T. Sherman; Jossey-Bass, 1997
  • Bulimia/Anorexia: The Binge/Purge Cycle and Self-Starvation, 3rd ed.; Marlene Boskind-White; W.W. Norton & Co., 2000
  • Dying to Be Thin; by Ira Sacker; Warner Books, 1995
  • Eating Disorders: The Facts; by Suzanne Abraham; Oxford University Press, 1997
  • Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes and Treatments; by Debra Katzman: Robert Rose, 2005
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder; by James Lock and Daniel Le Grange; New York, Guilford Press, 2005
  • If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents; by B. Timothy Walsh; Oxford University Press, 2005
  • I'm, Like, SO Fat! Helping Your Teen make Healthy Choices About Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World; by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; New York, Guilford Press, 2005
  • Just a Little Too Thin: How to Pull Your Child Back From the Brink of an Eating Disorder; by Michael Strober and Meg Schneider; Da Capo Press, 2005
  • Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders; by Marcia Herrin; Publishers Group West, 2006
  • Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating or Body Image Issues; by Jeanne Heaton and Claudia Strauss; NAL Trade, 2005
  • The Eating Disorder Sourcebook; Carolyn Costin; Lowell House, 1996
  • Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying for Attention?; by Carolyn Costin; Brunner/Mazel, 1997

Other Resources

American Anorexia Bulimia Association
165 West 46th Street
Suite 1108
New York, NY 10036
Web site:
Help-lines, referral networks, public information, school outreach, media support, professional training, support groups and prevention programs.

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-931-2237

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Provides information and resource on prevention and treatment, with listings of treatment centers, practitioners, online and telephone resources (both fee-based and free), and a monthly email newsletter.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
(301) 443-4513

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Phone: (847) 831-3438

Something Fishy: Website on Eating Disorders
Support group site; includes a chat room and listing of online support groups. Features a monthly schedule of chat events, an interactive bulletin board, and a treatment finder that can be browsed by state and country.

Weight-control Information Network
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
National information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). which provides science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-13
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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