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Recommended Reading for Eating Disorder Recovery

Walker Wellness Clinic Bibliotherapy List

This list was compiled by the Therapists and Dietitians at Walker Wellness Clinic in an effort to assist in eating disorder recovery

Adults/Parents:

Eating disorders:

  1. The Eating Disorder Source Books: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders by Carolyn Costin.
  2. Learning to Be Me: My Twenty Three Year Battle with Bulimia by Jocelyn Golden
  3. Bulimia: A Guide To Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn
  4. Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jennie Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
  5. Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
  6. Don’t Diet, Live-It! Workbook: Healing Food, Weight and Body Issues by Andrea LoBue and Marsea Marcus
  7. The Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks by Thomas Cash, Ph.D.
  8. The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook: Your Comprehensive Step by Step Guide to Recovery by Randi McCabe, Ph.D.
  9. Sensing the Self: Women’s Recovery from Bulimia by Sheila Reindl
  10. Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother’s Journey Through Grief Toward Understanding by Doris Smeltzer
  11. Thin by Lauren Greenfield
  12. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
  13. Diary of an Anorexic Girl by Morgan Menzie
  14. Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu
  15. The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, & Positive Body Image at Home Marcia Herrin Ed.D. M.P.H. R.D.
  1. When Your Child has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers by Abigail Natenshon.
  2. Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock and Daniel Le Grange
  3. Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends by Roberta Sherman and Ton Thompson

Anxiety:

  1. Self Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression by Joseph Luciani
  2. Healing Anxiety and Depression: The Revolutionary Brain Based Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of Anxiety and Depression by Daniel Amen
  3. From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life by Lucinda Bassett
  4. Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear and Worry by Edmund Bourne
  5. If Your Adolescent has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Edna Foa
  6. The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents by Elizabeth DuPont Spencer
  7. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar Chansky

Depression:

  1. The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by J. Mark Williams
  2. Getting Your Life Back: The Complete Guide to Recovery from Depression by Jesse Wright
  3. Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor
  4. Breaking the Patterns of Depression by Michael Yapko
  5. How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout by Anne Sheffield
  6. Talking to Depression: Simple Ways to Connect When Someone In Your Life is Depressed by Claudia Strauss
  7. I Don’t Want to Talk about It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
  8. Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Gerald Oster
  9. Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents by Francis Mark Mondimore
  10. Raising Depression Free Children: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention and Early Intervention by Kathleen Hockey
  11. Depressed Child: A Parent’s Guide for Rescuing Kids by Douglas Riley

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

  1. Overcoming Obsessive Throughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD by Christine Purdon
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well by Fred Penzel
  3. Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty by Jonathan Grayson
  4. The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Bruce Hyman
  5. Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical, Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar Chansky
  6. What to Do When Your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions by Maureen Wagner

Divorce:

  1. Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher
  2. When He Leaves: Help and Hope for Hurting Wives by Kari West
  3. Leaving Him Behind: Cutting the Cord and Breaking Free After the Marriage Ends by Sandra Kahn
  4. The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive by Robert Emery
  5. Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman
  6. Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teyber
  7. Talking to Your Children About Separation and Divorce: A Handbook for Parents by Risa Garon
  8. Difficult Questions Kids Ask and Are Afraid to Ask About Divorce by Meg Schneider

Children / Adolescents

Eating Disorders:

  1. Thin by Lauren Greenfield
  2. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
  3. Diary of an Anorexic Girl by Morgan Menzie
  4. Learning to Be Me: My Twenty Three Year Battle with Bulimia by Jocelyn Golden
  5. Bulimia: A Guide To Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn
  6. Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jennie Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
  7. Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
  8. Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother’s Journey Through Grief Toward Understanding by Doris Smeltzer
  9. Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu

Depression:

  1. Understanding Teenage Depression: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Management by Maureen Empfield
  2. When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens by Bev Cobain
  3. Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens by Mary Ellen Copeland
  4. Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won and How You Can Too by Cait Irwin
  5. Beating Depression: Teens Find Light at the End of the Tunnel by Faye Zucker
  6. The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Be Sad by Robert Goldblatt

Anxiety:

  1. What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
  2. When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron
  3. The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents by Elizabeth DuPont Spencer

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

  1. Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say NO WAY and Parents Say WAY TO GO by John March
  2. What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guild to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner
  3. Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Wagner
  4. OCD In Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual by John March

Divorce:

  1. The Divorce Helpbook for Teens by Cynthia MacGregor
  2. Two Homes by Claire Masurel
  3. Kids’ Divorce Workbook: A Practical Guild That Helps Kids Understand Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids by Michael Prokop
  4. Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids by Zoe Stern and Evan Stern
  5. How It Feels When Parents Divorce by Jill Krementz
  6. What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids by Roberta Beyer

ADHD:

  1. Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau
  2. Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention by Kathleen Nadeau and Ellen Dixon
  3. Putting on the Brakes by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern
  4. Cory Stories by Jeanne Kraus
  5. Adolescents and ADD by Patricia O’Quinn
 
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