Regaining Your Self: Breaking Free from the Eating Disorder Identity
Regaining Your Self: Breaking Free from the Eating Disorder Identity is a book about overcoming eating disorders, a condition almost 5% of Americans are diagnosed with, affecting young men and women and even children. The author, Ira Sacker, has over 35 years of experience in treating patients with various eating disorders. The book offers sufferers hope and provides them with strategies to be able to fight their condition.
Ira Sacker explains in great detail the issues behind eating disorders ranging from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive overeating. He also introduces PIRT – Personal Interactive Rational Therapy – a way out of the confines of eating disorders to a new self. His therapy guides sufferers to a new and better self by recognizing their own physical and emotional makeup and eventually replacing the focus away from food to a newly found passion.
The book also features many personal experiences from patients, their friends and families. It is an invaluable resource for people suffering from the condition and others who are trying to support them.