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Thought for food and eating disorders, at the library

Eating disorder awareness week, Feb. 2-8

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating… these are all forms of disordered eating and can affect anyone regardless of socio-economic background, ethnicity or career choice.

Although most of those suffering from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa are adolescent girls and young women, disordered eating affects all ages and all genders. Disordered eating is a coping strategy or a pattern of behaviour that can develop during a struggle with a feeling of powerlessness over life situations. The following are some titles in the library that can be helpful for anyone suffering from disordered eating or for those who want to better understand the condition.

The hungry self: women, eating, and identity by Kim Chernin

The secret language of eating disorders: the revolutionary new approach to understanding and curing anorexia and bulimia by Peggy Claude-Pierre

Consuming passions: feminist approaches to weight preoccupation and eating disorders by Catrina Brown

Making peace with food : Freeing yourself from the diet/weight obsession by Susan Kano

Eating disorder survivors tell their stories by Christina Chiu

Eating disorders: a question and answer book about anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa by Ellen Erlanger

Eating disorders by Jennifer L. Strada

So you think you're fat? all about obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders by Alvin Silverstein

Eating disorders and weight control by Susan Frissell

For more information about eating disorders contact The Eating Disorder Resource Centre of British Columbia. . Other related Web sites are: or


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