“Unpack Your Eating Disorder"
This book has been written specifically for adolescents who are in treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.
This book supports, educates and encourages adolescents to develop a deep sense of who they are and an awareness of the many valuable resources they can draw upon despite their internal conviction that they have none.
Every aspect of AN is addressed with a focus on helping adolescents understand that they do not need the illness to function. It helps them explore ways to stand up to AN instead of being captive to the illness and provides multiple methods for overcoming significant obstacles that AN puts in their way. Importantly, it outlines a framework of psychological support for adolescents during the recovery process.
The information in the book is based on the latest evidence and the authors’ clinical expertise over many years of working with adolescents and listening to their needs. This book is also a valuable resource for parents to help them understand and support their child as well as an indispensable guide for clinicians working in the field as it provides several effective treatment strategies focusing on adolescents.
“Unpack Your Eating Disorder is a brilliant resource for parents, caregivers, clinicians, and most importantly, the adolescents themselves who are experiencing the anorexia. It is the missing link in anorexia treatment today. It gives the adolescent a voice, understanding, and validation while providing critical and practical information about what is going on in the brain and why reactions and perceptions are not always as they seem. Reading this book in conjunction with the journal will no doubt help guide many struggling teenagers to have a better understanding of what is going on and help teach them to develop a healthier view of self as they work toward their recovery—Highly recommended.”
Christine Naismith Parent and Director of Eating Disorders Families Australia, EDFA (edfa.org.au)
“Unpack Your Eating Disorder has given me a thorough understanding of how anorexia operates. Every aspect of the book has validated my feelings and not belittled them. It is through such ownership of my true self that I have been empowered to recover and develop the skills I need on my recovery journey.”
Adolescent In recovery from Anorexia
“This book provides a long-awaited new direction in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders by utilizing the strengths of both the adolescent and their caregivers. This essential resource has been distilled from the many years of extraordinary dedication and commitment shown by both Linsey and Maria toward their patients. This handbook will become an invaluable tool for all working in the challenging field of eating disorders.”
Dr. Jacinta Coleman Head of Adolescent Medicine, Monash Children’s Hospital