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Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide

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In a society that favours a slim body image, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are on the increase. This authoritative and compassionate guide gives families, friends and sufferers themselves the help they need.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jennifer Hughes
Nov 20, 2012 Jennifer Hughes rated it really liked it
this was a mandatory read at age 17 when at Baylor Hospital for eating disorder treatment. It gave me a ton of insight but wasn't the life saving guide for me. It wasn't until 17 yrs later that I was able to defeat this paralyzing disorder.
Jill Lambert
Oct 27, 2013 Jill Lambert rated it it was amazing
Dying To Be Thin discusses the serious eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. This book teaches about these disorders and also includes stories told by people who have suffered from these disorders. Dying To Be Thin informs the reader how serious and life threatening anorexia nervosa and bulimia can be. It also helps the reader further understand these disorders and what can be done to help someone who is suffering.

Dying To Be Thin includes many first hand accounts from those who have
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R M
Jan 20, 2013 R M rated it it was ok
My mother bought this for me when I was 17 and struggling...I am now 25 and still struggling, it did nothing for me. It was, I suppose, at the time a comfort to know I wasn't the only one going through hell.
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Jun 14, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
Interesting and good basic good for family members just acquiring knowledge about this disease.
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A great informational book for those affected by eating disorders, whether for the person with the disorder or the family members of a person with a disorder.
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Ira M. Sacker, MD has specialized in eating disorders since 1975. Dr. Ira Sacker, a Los Angeles native, graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 1968. Residency was at New York University Hospital and Bellevue Hospital.

In 1987 was co-author of the groundbreaking book, Dying To Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia - A Practical Lifesaving Guide.

In 2010 his newest book,

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