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Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
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"Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness"

By: Carolyn Costin (Editor), Joe Kelly (Editor)

Routledge, 2016


Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, this invaluable resource explores the use of yoga in therapy, ways yoga teachers can recognize and respond to disordered eating, recovery stories, research into yoga's impact on symptoms, and much more.
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Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin

"8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder"

By: Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

W. W. Norton & Company; 8 Keys to Mental Health edition (2011)


8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder is a unique and personal look into Carolyn's "Keys" to overcoming an eating disorder and finding true recovery. Carolyn, and co-author Gwen Grabb, bravely share their unique stories of suffering from, and eventually overcoming, their own severe eating disorders. Using self-disclosure and clinical expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid.

Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. This book offers hope to readers that full recovery is possible.


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"8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder" WORKBOOK

W. W. Norton & Company (2017)


By: Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

Due to the success of their original 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder book Norton asked the authors for a companion workbook. The result is a workbook that can serve as a companion to the original book or can be used on it’s own. 


You don’t need to have a formal eating disorder diagnosis to benefit from this workbook.  If you restrict, binge, purge, excessively diet, are a scale addict, or engage in any self- defeating or destructive food or weight related behaviors, this workbook can help you. As you read through these pages, you will be looking at your situation with food and your body in a new way. The assignments will guide you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and coping strategies and help you change your behaviors and heal.


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"8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder" (Japanese translation)
Seiwa Publishing, 2015

Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin

"Your dieting daughter: Antidotes parents can provide for body dissatisfaction, excessive dieting, and disordered eating"

By: Carolyn Costin

Routledge, 2013


Your Dieting Daughter is a must read for anyone wanting to help contribute to a young woman's development of a healthy self and body esteem, whether she is 13 or 30. Costin has updated the first edition of this book to reflect her 15 additional years of expertise on dealing with the tricky issues of body image, food, and weight in a culture that places an unhealthy emphasis on being thin. Whether you are interested in being a good role model for you daughter, helping girls and women who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues, or raising the next generation of girls to value the size of their heart over their body size, this is a book not to be missed.

"Your Dieting Daughter" - Original Version
By: Carolyn Costin

Brunner Mazel, 1996

Although the new version is improved and updated with the latest information, the original version of Your Dieting Daughter contains information that the second edition does not.

This edition contains case study material and actual therapy dialogue not included in the second edition. There is also a special chapter directed to daughters that personalizes the message in the book. Also included is information rating various diet programs as well as information on how to deal with food and weight loss in a healthy way which may or may not be useful or appropriate in certain situations.

Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin
Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin

"The Eating Disorder Sourcebook"

By: Carolyn Costin

3rd edition McGraw Hill - 2007


The Eating Disorder Sourcebook is a comprehensive resource for patients, professionals, and families who suspect or know that an eating disorder is affecting their lives. The Eating Disorder Sourcebook third edition includes: A chapter on the sociocultural, psychological and biochemical causes of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

  • Special topic chapters on males with eating disorders, exercise addiction, medication, and medical management.

  • The delineation of assessment and therapeutic techniques with how to and what to expect chapters on individual, group and family therapy.

  • How to get the right help and how to choose professional ­ including therapists, doctors, and dietitians.

  • Explanations of the variety of treatment options available: outpatient, inpatient, residential etc., including a review of nationally known treatment programs.

  • A guide for recovery and what to expect for professionals, patients and families including excerpts from patient's journals and transcribed therapy sessions.


"The Eating Disorder Sourcebook", 1st Edition
Lowell House, 1996


"The Eating Disorder Sourcebook", 2nd Edition 
McGraw Hill, 1999

Each edition of the Eating Disorder Sourcebook contains different information and many readers have found it important to have all three versions. Check each listing on Amazon to find a detailed description of each and a table of contents in order to better understand what each manuscript contains.

"Anorexia, bulimia y ostros trastornosde la alimentacion"
Editorial Diana

SPANISH VERSION: The Eating Disorder Sourcebook has been translated into Spanish and published by Editorial Diana in Mexico under the title, "Anorexia, bulimia y ostros trastornosde la alimentacion", ISBN 968-13-350-x

Eating disorder book by Carolyn Costin

"100 Questions & Answers about Eating Disorders"

By: Carolyn Costin

Jones and Barlett, 2007


There are many thorough but complex academic books on eating disorders. There are also first person accounts on the subject. This book like all of Carolyn Costin's work is academic but personal and easy to read. It serves as a quick reference guide to anyone wanting to learn more about eating disorders.

When a sufferer or loved one has an eating disorder, quick simple to understand help is needed right away. Carolyn's style is friendly and warm and although she covers important professional information she does it with the confidence and expertise acquired over 30 years of personal experience. Carolyn includes her own insights as well as providing readers with the voice of clients themselves. This makes 100 Questions a personal book about a very personal topic. This book has also been translated into Croatian.

Eating disorder book Carolyn Costin

"Anorexia and Bulimia"

By: Alexander Schauss

Keats Publishing, Inc. 1997


Our "thin is in" culture pushes millions of adolescents and adults to extreme dieting and a horrifying number of them develop the dangerous, sometimes deadly, eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The authors, experts in behavioral therapy and weight management, explore the complex world of eating disorders and discuss the fascinating nutritional approach that has had astonishing success in many cases.

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"Trauma Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders"

Edited By: Andrew Seubert, NCC, LMHC and Pam Virdi, MEd, RMN, CPN

Chapter 4: "The Centrality of Presence and the Therapeutic Relationship in Eating Disorders"

Springer Publishing Company, 2018

This unique, hands-on clinical guide examines the significant relationship between trauma, dissociation, and eating disorders and delivers a trauma-informed phase model that facilitates effective treatment of individuals with all forms of eating disorders. It describes, step-by-step, a four-phase treatment model encompassing team coordination, case formulation, and a trauma-informed, dissociation- and attachment-sensitive approach to treating eating disorders.

Edited by noted specialists in eating and other behavioral health disorders, Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders examines eating disorders from neurological, medical, nutritional, and psychological perspectives. Dedicated chapters address each treatment phase from a variety of orientations, ranging from EMDR and CBT to body-centered and creative therapies. The book also reveals the effectiveness of a multifaceted, phase model approach. Recognizing the potential pitfalls and traps of treatment and recovery, it also includes abundant psychoeducational tools for the client.

"Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders - The Heart of the Matter"

Edited By: Margo Maine, William N. Davis, Jane Shure

Routledge. 2008

Chapter 12, "The Embodied Therapist: Perspectives on Treatment, Personal Growth, and Supervision Related to Body Image." Carolyn Costin

This book addresses what really happens behind closed doors during eating disorders treatment. The authors have created a book that reflects the individual therapeutic skills and the collective wisdom of senior clinicians, all of whom have years of experience treating anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Novice and seasoned therapists will benefit from this book that provides information that will inform and mentor future generations of eating disorders clinicians.

"Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders"

Edited By: Mark Schwartz and Leigh Cohen Brunner

Mazel 1996

Chapter 8, "Body Image Disturbance in Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse." Carolyn Costin

Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders is the first book to fully explore the complex relationship between sexual abuse and the eating disorders. The book encompasses the compelling writings of 26 specialists who thoughtfully consider the numerous questions surrounding this controversial topic: Why would early trauma influence eating behavior? What is the association between eating disorders and sexual abuse? What impact does the controversy surrounding "false memory" have on the thinking about this association? Working from the premise that children exposed to inescapable stress throughout childhood will be at risk for compulsivity and reenactment of trauma by self-abuse syndromes, this collection provides provocative answers to these and many other questions.

"Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments"

Edited By: Jonna Fries and Veronica Sullivan

Chapter 10, Eating Disorders in Diabetes Mellitus

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment providers.

In an engaging, clear, and concise manner, Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments prepares physicians, dietitians, and psychotherapists to navigate the labyrinth they enter with eating disordered patients. Aggregating a vast amount of information and perspectives in a clear and concise format, readers will gain insight into the minds on both sides of the treatment room.

From leading experts in the field, readers will learn how dietitians, physicians, and psychotherapists conceptualize and treat people with eating disorders, and treatment providers will discover the nuanced etiologies of eating disorder symptoms in a range of diverse populations. Increase your cultural competency and expand your practice by learning how eating disorders are created, maintained, and resolved. Join us in bringing light, health, and hope to our patients and to our colleagues across disciplines.

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