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Eating Disorders and Eating Addictions

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

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Reading List

Bulik, Cynthia, & N. Taylor (2005). Runaway Eating: The 8 Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions. Rodale Press.

Lock, James, & D. le Grange (2005). Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Mellin, Laurel (1997). The Solution: 6 Winning Ways to Permanent Weight Loss. New York: HarperCollins.

Note: For people who have trouble controlling their food cravings

Roth, Geneen (1991). When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy.New York: NAL-Dutton.

Roth, Geneen (1982). Feeding the Hungry Heart. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill.

Zerbe, Kathryn (1993). The Body Betrayed: A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Web Resources

Dying to be Thin",
Broadcast on NOVA in December 2000, this video explores anorexia and bulimia.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
An organization of food and nutrition professionals that promote optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
Individuals share their experience, insights and widsom with each other to recover from eating disorders.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
The ANAD assist individuals and their families with finding resources and information about eating disorders. They also provide referrals to support groups, help find therapists and answer calls to their hotline.

MedlinePlus:Eating Disorders
Provides information and explanations about eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association
A nonprofit organization working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

Something Fishy
An educational website about eating disorders. It includes information about treatments and where to find help.