We understand that it can be a long wait for treatment. This list of self-help reading may be useful in getting your recovery started.

Bulimia Nervosa/Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating: A Guide to Recovery by P. Cooper
  • Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): a Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders by U. Schmidt and J. Treasure
  • Overcoming Binge Eating by C. Fairburn
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating - K. Goss

Anorexia Nervosa

  • Anorexia Nervosa: a Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers by J. Treasure
  • Anorexia Nervosa: the Wish to Change by Crisp, Joughin, Halek and Bowyer
  • Severe and Enduring Eating Disorder (SEED): Management of Complex Presentations of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa by P. Robinson


  • Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by G. Butler
  • Overcoming Depression: a Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by P. Gilbert (revised edition available 2000)
  • Mind over Mood: Change How you Feel by Changing the Way You Think by C. Padesky and D. Greenberger
  • Overcoming Low Self Esteem by M. J. Fennell
  • Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits: A Self-Help Manual by L. Bell

The page was last updated on 20 March 2018 by andrea.bateman.


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