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Overcoming Binge Eating

Second Edition
The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

Christopher G. Fairburn

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This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to:
This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving—and maintaining—a transformed relationship with food and your body.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit.

Included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.

“This book has proved invaluable to individuals who struggle with binge eating, and it has become a trusted tome on the shelf of many therapists, dietitians, and physicians who want to prescribe a non-invasive, evidence-based approach to treating their patients with an eating disorder….Although Fairburn himself still advocates for paper-and-pencil monitoring (p. 134), the self-help program presented in Overcoming Binge Eating could easily be used synergistically with new smartphone applications…that facilitate real-time tracking of food intake, thoughts, and feelings….Even if the dog-eared, highlighted original is still sitting on your office shelf, treating yourself to the second edition is well worth the modest price.”

Academy for Eating Disorders Forum


“By any standard, Dr. Fairburn is the leading authority in our field, so who better to write the definitive book on binge eating? This program is based on vast clinical experience, numerous clinical trials, and a breadth of perspective that few possess. You can trust this book. It is a landmark.”

—Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, coauthor of Food Fight; Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University


“It is hard to improve a classic, but that is exactly what Dr. Fairburn has done. Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition, expands on the author's highly effective treatment. This self-help guide is filled with specific tools that can help reverse unhealthy habits that have trapped you for years. Dr. Fairburn helps you maintain regular eating habits, distract yourself from cravings, stop emotional eating, and address body image issues. My colleagues and I will be recommending this book to all of our clients who feel their eating is out of control.”

—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of The Worry Cure


“This invaluable second edition incorporates recent advances in the treatment of binge eating, including new strategies for dealing with body image issues. I recommend this user-friendly book wholeheartedly.”

—G. Terence Wilson, PhD, Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


“In this gem of a book, now thoroughly revised, Dr. Fairburn draws on decades of clinical experience and research. This is a powerful resource for anyone who wants to achieve lasting self-change.”

—Ruth H. Striegel, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Eating Disorders


“Readers have posted online calling the previous version of this book 'a godsend' and 'the best book out there.' This substantially revised second edition is as good as the first and sets the standard for self-help books. This clearly written, practical guide is invaluable for anyone suffering from binge eating problems.”

—Roz Shafran, PhD, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom


“This is the book that every patient and parent should read in order to understand what drives eating disorder behaviors. In this remarkable guide, Dr. Fairburn translates decades of research on therapy into steps for lasting change.”

—Julie Lesser, MD, Medical Director, Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Table of Contents

Introduction: This Book and How to Use It

I. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts

1. Binge Eating

2. Eating Problems and Eating Disorders

3. Who Binges?

4. Psychological and Social Aspects

5. Physical Aspects

6. What Causes Binge Eating Problems?

7. Binge Eating and Addiction

8. The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems

II. An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge

Getting Ready

Starting Well

Regular Eating

Alternatives to Binge Eating

Problem Solving

Taking Stock

Dieting

Body Image

Ending Well

Appendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating Problem

Appendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass Index

Appendix III. If You Are Also Overweight

Appendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems"

Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and Friends

Appendix VI. A Note for Therapists

Further Reading


About the Author

Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Dr. Fairburn is a research clinician who has won many awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has a particular interest in the global dissemination of effective psychological treatments. His website is www.credo-oxford.com.

Audience

People who want to gain control of their eating. Also of interest to eating disorders professionals and other health care providers, who will recommend it to patients, as well as students seeking an accessible overview of binge eating and its treatment.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 1995
ISBN: 9780898621792