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AKEDA provides help and inspires hope by engaging our diverse communities in education, advocacy and support for Alaskans affected by eating disorders.
If you need help now call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
The following books are recommend by AKEDA and are grouped by their most suitable audience.
Underlined book titles are available to members of the Anchorage public library system either directly, as an interlibrary loan, or an ebook.
If you are out of Alaska, we encourage you to check you local public library.
All books can be found online for purchase from your favorite bookstore or book vendor.
A (*) precedes book titles which are highly recommended by AKEDA.
For parents caring for a loved one with an eating disorder:
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method - Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith, and Anna Craine
Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders: How to help Your child Eat Well and Be Well - Eva Musby
Personal Accounts that provide hope in recovery:
Goodbye ED, Hello Me - Jenni Schaefer
Help for specific eating disorders:
* Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide - Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
* Getting Better Bite by Bite: A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. - Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure, and June Alexander
Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders - Carrie Arnold
* 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder- Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, and Gwen Schubert Grabb, MA, MFT
Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating: A Step by Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders - Dr. Katja Rowell, MD
Body image and wellness:
Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and Quiet that Critical Voice) - Cony Sobczak
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