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Bulimia/Anorexia: The Binge-Purge Cycle and Self-Starvation Paperback – July 17, 2001
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About the Author
The late William C. White, Jr., was a clinical psychologist.
Top Customer Reviews
I thought that I had a good understand of what this was all about. It was control, it was partly about self esteem, it was a promise of how everything in my life would be fixed if only I was thin enough. So all in all I didn't expect this to provide me much insight.
I was wrong.
It made me realize exactly how similar girls like me are, both on our personalities and upbringing. It made me see connections I maybe vaguely knew but never fully understood, and details I had missed.
The fact that there is such a striking set of differences between the personality of a bulimic girl (usually social, perfectionist) and an anorexic girl (more withdrawn, does it in secret) was fascinating. I could easily identify myself in the chapters and found myself saying "yes YES that's EXACTLY IT!"
I am re-reading it now, at least a year after the first time. I am in a different place now, almost recovered I would say, and I'd love to refresh my memory just to see what my reaction will be now.
I recommend this to anyone, psychologist, or someone who is suffering themselves.
disorders. We were all amazed how knowledgeable she is on the very problems we face with our daughters. She is quite sensitive and non critical of our role as parents. Most books we have read are condescending towards parents. She shows us how we can all work together to overcome this problem, kudos and much thanks and gratitude to Dr. White!
A mom with a teen with an eating disorder
Please keep this on the shelves, and kindle!
Becky Singer L.C.S.W, CAP