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Dying to Be Thin : Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide
by Ira M. Sacker MD [edit], Marc A. Zimmer, Ph.D. [edit]

Dying to Be Thin : Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide
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ISBN: 0446384178

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Dr. Sacker and Dr. Zimmer explain in full detail the causes and symptoms of these disorders and how and where to find help. Using case histories and first-person accounts by patients, their families, their physicians and friends, Dying To Be Thin is the complete resource for anyone concerned with these dangerous disorders.

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A Life Vest Thrown Into A Stormy Ocean, September 17, 2005
Reviewer: Ellie Reasoner (Mason, Ohio, USA) - See all my reviews
With society placing the stress it does on females being physically thin, I think the numbers this book quotes for the totals of US women with serious eating disorders is, if anything, on the low side. I along with virtually every woman I know has at one time or another had what amounts to an eating disorder and in a few cases, had them to a serious extent. With body image being as important as it is, particularly with teenage girls, I'm pessimistic that this book or anything else can do more than try to spur the one suffering from this insidious disease to WANT to do something about her affliction. I read this book because I was curious to see if things have gotten any better in the last decade as far as treatment of eating disorders goes, and also in the level of collective recognition among young women that a disorder is there in their own lives. From what I read here, I'd say the answer to both is no. On the positive side, this book did one of the better examples of addressing this life-threatening situation and if it can be gotten to the right hands, it could truthfully save some lives that might be in danger right at this very moment.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Amazing - the authors have an in depth view of the disease, June 7, 2002
Reviewer: A reader
Dying to be Thin helped me in ways beyond measure. I knew that a lot of what I was doing to my body was destructive, but only after reading the book did I want to seek help to end the disease- or try to at least. A big thank you and hugs to the authors.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Wonderful book. It gave me the courage to quit., November 1, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who suffer from anorexia or bullemia. I purchased this book at the height of my disease in 1997 and it gave me the courage to quit. The stories are real and so easy to relate to. I cried through half the book realizing how pathetic I was. I would love to someday personally thank the authors...

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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful:

Excellent and complete case studies-format; packed with info, June 28, 1998
Reviewer: Wendy Ellis (w_ellis@msn.com) (Menlo Park, CA) - See all my reviews
I read this book as my daughter was hospitalized for anorexia. The fear and guilt were HUGE as I began reading (they still are) but Zimmer's and Sacker's work as an M.D. specializing in Eating Disorders has provided much-needed insight into sufferers' motivations and pain. My daughter, age 14, marked all the pages that "spoke" to her...she marked MANY pages. Authors Zimmer and Sacker attempt, and for the most part succeed, in explaining all variations of EDs. Esp poignant for me were the comments from a mother, and her powerlessness to stop her daughter from destroying herself through starvation. I bought several copies to distribute to family members so that they can support my daughter in recovery. Very useful is a section for educators on how they can assist a student who has an ED.

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Ira M. Sacker MD (Biography)

Director, Eating disorder program, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center 

Marc A. Zimmer, Ph.D. (Biography)

Eating Disorders Specialist 

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