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Suggestions needed for Self Help book/workbook for Binge Eating

My beautiful 28 year old daughter has suffered all of her life - yo-yo ing up and down since she was young. She has been anorexic and obese and anorexic and obese.She also suffers from bipolar. She is very intelligent - law school graduate.

What to do? She has admitted binge eating a whole cake. She never feels satieted. I am worried about her health. As a teen she asked for a personal trainer. We got her one. She started running and working out and dropped weight and looked very healthy, then the obsession kicked in and she became anorexic. A couple years later it was the other extreme with binging and excessive weight gain in a short period of time. She has lost her gall bladder as a result of the excessive overeating and quick weight loss.

I am not sure if it is appropriate, but I want to order her some self-help books. At the risk of butting in, I feel that I need to offer something because I love her. She sees a psychiatrist for anxiety and bipolar but I don't think they even talk about the overeating.

Any suggestions for workbooks/books? I have seen many, but not sure what works. There are CBT, DBT, and then specific books about eating disorders. I would really like to hear from someone regarding suggestions.

Dear NitaHope, you can

Dear NitaHope, you can contact NEDA's Information and Treatment Options Helpline for information on eating disorders and treatment/support options. Book recommendations are not allowed on the forums. You can reach the Helpline by calling 800-931-2237 or chat with a trained volunteer online here. Please continue to post!