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Resources

Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, No. 16, pp. 39-40

Organizations

  • The Association for Awareness and Networking Around Disordered Eating (ANAD)
    Tel: (604) 739-2070
    Toll-Free: 1-877-288-0877
    www.anad.bc.ca

  • The Eating Disorder Resource Centre of BC
    Tel: (604) 806-9000
    Toll-Free: 1-800-665-1822
    www.disorderedeating.ca

  • BC’s Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program
    Tel: (604) 875-2200
    www.cw.bc.ca/mentalhealth/srved1.asp

  • BC Eating Disorders Association
    Tel: (250) 383-2755
    www.preventingdisorderedeating.org

  • National Eating Disorder Information Centre
    Toll-Free 1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-633-4220)
    www.nedic.ca „

  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
    www.naafa.org „

  • Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders Inc. (ANRED):
    www.anred.com „

  • The Center for Eating Disorders: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Maryland:
    www.eating-disorders.com „

  • Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
    www.edreferral.com „

  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
    www.edap.org

More Web Sites „

  • www.something-fishy.org

  • www.mirror-mirror.org „

  • www.edrecovery.com „

  • www.about-face.org „

  • recovery.hiwaay.net „

  • www.caringonline.com „

  • www.open-mind.org/ED.htm

  • www.eating-disorder.org „

  • www.angelfire.com/ms/anorexianervosa/index.html

Videos

  • Becoming Barbie (SHE TV, 1993)

  • Dying to Be Thin (WVIA-TV, 1986) „

  • The Famine Within (Kendor Productions, 1990) „

  • Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness (Jean Kilbourne, 1995) „

  • Still Killing Us Softly (Cambridge Documentary Films, 1987)

  • Take Another Look (Desperate Measures, Coaching Association of Canada) „

  • Dual Diagnosis: Chemical Dependence and Eating Disorders (Magic Lantern, 1990)

  • Food For Thought [Degrassi Junior High series, 26 min. episode] (Image Media Services, 1988) „

  • In Our Own Words: Personal Accounts of Eating Disorders (Gurze Books)

  • Kids of Today (Saskatchewan Valley School Division, 1998) „

  • Skin Deep: A Story About Disorder Prevention (Magic Lantern, 1994) „

  • The Psychology of Weight Loss: Resolving Emotional Eating for a Lighter, Healthier You (Magic Lantern, 1991)

Books

Fiction

  • The Best Little Girl in the World. S. Levenkron (Contemporary Books, 1978)

Memoirs

  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. Marya Hornbacher (Harper Flamingo, 1998) „


  • Inner Hunger: A Young Woman’s Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia. M. Apostilides (Norton, 1998)

Non-fiction „

  • No Fat Chicks: How Women are Brainwashed to Hate Their Bodies and Spend Their Money. Terry Poulton (Key Porter, 1996) „


  • Males with Eating Disorders. A.E. Andersen (Brunner/Mazel, 1990) „


  • Breaking the Diet Habit. Janet Polivy & C. Peter Herman (Basic, 1983) „


  • The Dieter’s Dilemma: Eating Less and Weighing More. William Bennett & Joel Gurin (Basic, 1982)

Sociocultural Context „

  • Anorexic Bodies: A Feminist and Sociological Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa. Morag MacSween (Routledge, 1993) „ „


  • Fat is a Feminist Issue. Susie Orbach (Paddington, 1978) „ „


  • Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Susan Bordo (University of California Press, 1993) „ „


  • The Beauty Myth. Naomi Wolf. (Vintage, 1990) „

Therapy and Self-Help

  • Overcoming Binge Eating. Christopher Fairburn (Guilford Press, 1995) „ „


  • Clinician’s Guide to Getting Better Bit(E) by Bit(E): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. Ulrike Schmidt & Janet Treasure (Taylor & Francis, 1997)„


  • Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model. Carol Bloom et al. (Harper Collins, 1994) „


  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Families, Friends and Sufferers. Janet Treasure (Taylor & Francis, 1997) „ „


  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: How Women are Influenced by Their Mothers’ Relationship with Food — and How to Break the Pattern. Debra Waterhouse (Hyperion, 1997) „


  • Every BODY is a Somebody: An Active Learning Program to Promote Healthy Body Image, Positive Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating and an Active Lifestyle for Female Adolescents. (Body Image Coalition of Peel, 1997) „ „


  • Real Gorgeous: The Truth About Body and Beauty. Kaz Cooke (Norton, 1996) „


  • When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence. Sandra Friedman (Harper Collins, 1997) „ „


  • Preventing Childhood Eating Problems: A Practical, Positive Approach to Raising Children Free of Food and Weight Conflicts. Jane Hirschmann & Lela Zaphiropoulos (Gurze Books, 1993) „ „


  • Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters. Joan Ryan. (Warner Books, 1995) „


  • All Shapes and Sizes: Promoting Fitness and Self-Esteem in Your Overweight Child. Teresa Pitman & Miriam Kaufman (Harper Collins, 1994) „

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