Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians and Their Clients

Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians and Their Clients

Article excerpt

Author(s): Stephen Touyz[sup.1]

Book details

Recovery from eating disorders: a guide for clinicians and their clients, Greta Noordenbos, Wiley-Blackwell 2013.

Review

This is a short affordable softcover guide book for families, carers and patients. As Professor Bob Palmer so elegantly points out on the cover of this guidebook, it will be an excellent resource. The road to recovery is often a difficult and challenging one with what appear to be insurmountable obstacles to overcome. This journey will now be considerably easier with both the knowledge and support found in this guidebook.

This book is written in a warm and friendly manner and is easy to read. It provides a wealth of clinical information often in the form of clinical vignettes and practical exercises to aid recovery for patients and/or families. The message throughout is one of hope and inspiration despite the innumerable odds faced by so many of these patients. It is truly a comprehensive guide with a focus not only on existing eating disorders but on which early warming signs to look out far as well.

Greta Noordenbos is one of the few experts in the field of eating disorders who has a special clinical/research interest in recovery. …

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