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Recommended Resources

Distorted is an excellent book about the complex dynamic of a family dealing with an eating disorder. It was written by mother and daughter Lorri and Taryn Benson, who share their actual experiences with the daughter's anorexia and bulimia.
Al-anon ( is a helpful resource, whether the person you are trying to help has an eating disorder, is an alcoholic, or has another issue. They also have a daily meditation book, Courage to Change.

We also recommend the following books to families dealing with an eating disorder:

Why She Feels Fat by McShane and Paulson
Surviving an Eating Disorder by Siegel and Brisman
Talking to Eating Disorders by Heaton and Strauss