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Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery [Kindle Edition]

Kate Middleton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What is an eating disorder? What are the symptoms? What causes them? And is full recovery possible? This accessible and practical book helps readers come to a full understanding of eating disorders and the various stages involved in recovery. It is essential reading for sufferers, their family and friends and also the interested reader. Writing from her experience of working with sufferers and drawing extensively on case histories, Dr Middleton explains what eating disorders are and why we develop them. Crucially, she offers guidance for setting out on the road to recovery.

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About the Author

Dr Kate Middleton is a psychologist and the author of several books including Eating Disorders and First Steps out of Eating Disorders. She is the former Director of the organisation, Anorexia and Bulimia Care.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Books; 1 edition (21 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An easier path to understanding eating disorders 23 May 2008
By pepemia VINE VOICE
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This is a fantastic book which I highily recommend.It just approaches eating disorders in a pratical easy manner. This means is it easily understood and enlighting for people who have eating disorders, their friends/ familys and proffessionals. It not only deals with the pratical advicebut helps aleviate that gripping fear that having an eating disorder that some suffers can have.
It covers -
what are eating disorders,
the different types and symptomns
Pitfalls of eating disorders and the recovery process
How to get help
Planning a recovery route
About food and eating
Advice for families and friends

It also has pratical tips and small tasks to let people see how an eating disorder is affecting them and to face the fear of recovery.I have tired a few of these with people and can see how they really help.
I have read several books about eating disorders and they can be really heavy and overwhelming. However this one is a short, easy book that I have loaned to several people who love it too.
Eating disorders are highily complicated subject and it shows how good a book is that it makes a complicated subject so easily understood and offers hope.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It!!! 24 Sept. 2007
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This book just blew me away. As someone who has dipped into this type of book before, I was expecting an understanding of the issues and some helpful information. What I never expected was the breadth of insight and the fantastically engaging style of writing. It seems highly unlikely with such a subject, but it really is an enjoyable and compelling read.

Dr Kate Middleton writes as if she is talking directly to every one of her readers - never condescending or jargony, always friendly, realistic and practical. At the same time it's clear she writes with immense authority on the subject. She inspires a much needed confidence and positivity in an area typically so dark and secret; she generates a certainty that anyone suffering from an eating disorder is not alone, and that real recovery is truly possible.

I completely recommend this book to anyone; male or female; sufferer or concerned onlooker; those with a professional interest, and those who are simply interested. It's like a breath of fresh air on the subject and it will transform the way you see things.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book, and some others, for a loved one now considering getting better. The others I had to return - one in particular called itself a recovery book but majored on the person's experiences in such a way that even my loved one said that if they read it they would probably sink deeper into the illness. Dr Kate Middleton's book is written out of genuine care and concern and addresses the reader throughout in a loving and supportive manner. This has to be the only 'manual' you would want with you during the recovery process as it feels like having a friend talking to you. It is excellent. Please, if you are looking for a book to give to the person who is ill then buy this one. If you are looking for a book for carers then the only one to buy has to be Lynn Crilly's as she has the same encouraging manner.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful... 16 Feb. 2009
...I was still in a lot of denial about the way that anorexia was starting to take control of my life.This book really helped me in the beginning to recognise and understand what was happening to me and most importantly how much I needed to ask for help if I was going to be able to begin and sustiain the journey towards recovery.I would really encourage anyone who thinks that either they themselves or a close friend or relative is having any difficulty around their relationship to food.Even if you still feel you are only at a very early stage,things can snowball very quickly,don't wait until things get much worse,which if you don't change course they most certainly will.I wish you well in this difficult journey,whoever you are and however you feel right now,you are worth the effort.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and compassionate 4 Aug. 2008
What a great book!
For those of us who understand little about this complex issue but want to support and encourage others with an eating disorder this is a great book. Dr Middleton approaches the subject with compassion developed through a deep understanding of the subject and genuine care.
This book helps to dispel some of the myths and misinformation surrounding this subject and allows those of us on the outside to begin to know how to help and what to say.It removes the mystique surrounding eating disorders and places them into a wider framework that allows supporters and carers to focus on the sufferer and not on the food.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eating Disorders, A Path to Recovery 16 Sept. 2007
This book is a comprehensive and sympathetic guide, exploring the whole area of the possible repurcussions of ongoing anxiety. It is undoubtedly essential reading for sufferers and any concerned carer, due the friendly and balanced approach to healing the mind and the body simultaneously. This book is refreshing reading on the subject for male and female alike and will offer any reader overwhelming assurance that the sufferer CAN recover. Thank you Dr Middleton!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars practical and helpful 23 April 2009
By FifiB
Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery
This is an extremely readable book full of practical and helpful advice from someone who has obvious experience of a wide range of eating disorders, not just anorexia. It explains the root causes and then gives steps to recovery for both those suffering with eating disorders and their friends and family.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "You are more than just your Eating Disorder"
There are passages in this book which really help those suffering from Eating Disorders. They learn that it is not their fault, but that it is an illness. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, very helpful
Was told to get this from my therapist, and it has been very insightful! Definitely a good read if you have/know anyone afflicted with an ED.
Published 13 months ago by harriet
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a helpful resource
This book should be given to every carer whose loved one has the misfortune to suffer an eating disorder . It is very easy to read and has advice for carers and sufferers . Read more
Published 16 months ago by MRS D BOWEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent a must read.
This book helped my family cope and understand.
I could not recommend this highly enough.
I have loaned this book to several other people trying coping with an eating... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Monica Graham
2.0 out of 5 stars Too introductory
From the point of view of someone who experienced and is not completely recovered from an eating disorder I would not recommend this book to those who need initial support to... Read more
Published on 29 Jun. 2012 by Carla
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I would definitely recommend this book, if you are suffering from an eating disorder it really helps you to see that you can recover! Read more
Published on 27 Oct. 2011 by ange
3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy bias towards anorexia nervosa
This book is a quick read and gives a good overview of eating disorders in general.

However, it has a serious flaw in that it has a heavy bias towards anorexia nervosa. Read more
Published on 28 Mar. 2011 by Gerund
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought to give to a friend who was suffering..helped her but she also found it extremly useful to give to her mum who didnt really understand and it helped immensly!!
Published on 6 Jan. 2011 by Lisa
2.0 out of 5 stars Not self helping
This is a good book if your looking to try and understand a eating disorder but if you have a eating disorder and looking for help I don't belive this to be the book for you.
Published on 31 Aug. 2010 by Carly
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