Surviving An Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends

Michele Siegel, Ph.D., Judith Brisman, Ph.D., & Margot Weinshel, M.S.W.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends (Collins Living 3rd ed., 2009) became an instant success when it was first published in 1988. It was among the first books to alert America to the serious dangers of a silent but widespread disease, offering effective solutions and support for family and friends of those with eating disorders. Now, in its third edition, years after its first publication, the book continues to be a best-seller in its field, generating continued and ongoing interest from readers.

This revised edition is updated with the latest information on what methods and practices work best for family and friends, helping readers take new actions that will encourage the recovery process. Illustrated with case examples, the book explains what can be expected from the eating-disordered individual–and from family and friends who care. The authors discuss the psychological components of eating disorders, offer guidance for the latest treatments, and show how everyone involved can immediately be of help. With its combination of information, insight, and practical strategies Surviving an Eating Disorder allows family and friends, in the best ways possible, to set the stage for recovery now.

Reviews

“Well-organized and extensive… The reasonable and practical suggestions provide numerous insights into helpful changes that can be tried by parents, spouses, friends, and even the identified patient.”
Vivian Meehan, President, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

“With clarity and compassion, Surviving an Eating Disorder provides much-needed advice for anyone with a loved one who’s struggling with food and weight. I highly recommend it.”
Ricki Lake

“Deftly written, richly textured… Surviving an Eating Disorder is a wide ranging and balanced book that offers a coherant guide for families and loved ones.”
Michael Strober, Ph.D., Franklin Mint Professor of Eating Disorders, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“The best answers to the hardest questions about eating disorders are found in this great book.”
Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008