By Sarah O’Neil, MD (bio)
Dr. Sarah O’Neil is an Adult and Child Psychiatrist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. She is also an Instructor of Psychiatry, Part-Time, at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. Much of her practice consists of people who are referred specifically for an evaluation and treatment recommendations of an eating disorder.
The books below are written to be accessible to the public, but a mental health clinician who is not a specialist in eating disorders would learn much as well.
Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
by Jennifer Gaudiani, M.D.
This book addresses the health complications of eating disorders, including malnutrition, purging, bingeing, and so on.
Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem?
by Jennifer J Thomas, Ph.D.
This book is about how, while there is a categorical human-defined difference between anorexia nervosa and disordered eating that doesn’t meet diagnostic criteria, all persons with distorted relationships with food, exercise, and/or body are suffering, deserve treatment, and can recover.
Best books about eating disorders (for clinicians)
What are the BEST books on each topic related to psychiatry/ mental health?
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