"Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is clearly the best established approach for the treatment of individuals with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Despite this finding, CBT is delivered infrequently in practice settings, and most clinicians are not trained in its use. The dissemination of practical materials that can be employed by clinicians in treating these patients is a high priority. These excellent manuals by Apple and Agras represent a very important means of dissemination and I strongly encourage clinicians who work with these patients to familiarize themselves with and use these manuals in their practices."
- James E. Mitchell, M.D.
Christoferson Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Neuroscience; Chester Fritz Distinguished University Professor, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
"In this welcome second edition of Overcoming Eating Disorders, Drs. Apple and Agras update and refine the outstanding guided self-help programs for clients and therapists previously initiated through these groundbreaking books. This TreatmentsThatWork" program provides easily comprehensible cognitive-behavioral explanations and perspectives on contributing causes of eating disorders, and concrete exercises for self assessment, ways of identifying triggers for binge eating and purging, mindful recordkeeping, and a host of proven and useful techniques for controlling eating behaviors and modifying self-defeating attitudes and beliefs. Experienced therapists as well as those who have had limited experience using cognitive-behavioral techniques for eating disorders will find the companion volume to be an excellent review and guide."
- Joel Yager, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Past President, Academy for Eating Disorders
"This is an outstanding resource for therapists and their patients. It provides a state-of-the-art approach to controlling binge eating and purging."
- Scott Crow, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
"Overcoming Eating Disorders is a clearly written step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for disorders of binge eating that expertly covers the relevant theory, basic approach to treatment, and latest thinking regarding the management of common therapeutic dilemmas.
Reflecting its authors' status both as leading treatment researchers and world-class clinicians, the Workbook and its accompanying Therapist Guide convey complex and subtle concepts in a user-friendly fashion that nonetheless does justice to the richness of the underlying theory. These volumes offer clinical pearls for both experienced therapists and relative newcomers and will serve as the ideal treatment companion for patients struggling with these difficult disorders."
- Michael J. Devlin, M.D Clinical Co-Director, Eating Disorders Research Unit at New York State Psychiatric Institute