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Sick Enough

A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Medicine
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Summary

Patients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren't "sick enough" to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable. They may struggle to accept rest, nutrition, and a team to help them move towards recovery. Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic. Using metaphor and patient-centered language, Dr. Gaudiani aims to improve medical diagnosis and treatment, motivate recovery, and validate the lived experiences of individuals of all body shapes and sizes, while firmly rejecting dieting culture.

©2019 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Melissa Carmona
  • 01-09-19

Absolutely recommend it.

absolutely excellent book. Every medical and mental health provider should at the bear minimum read this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-19

Important book, popularization could go further

Sick Enough is an eye-opening guide on eating disorders. It has an important message and encouraging tone: even though dieting and concentrating on one's body size is common, it doesn't mean it's necessary or even safe.

The book is packed with medical descriptions on the symptoms, very reasonable reasons and outcomes of eating disorder behaviours. These are brought alive with well-written patient stories. At times, the medical language was hard to follow. I wished for more concrete examples or metaphors for describing nutrient quantities or other numbers and acronyms. However, complicated vocabulary didn't make it impossible to grasp the message. English is my second language and I think the book could reach even wider audience were it written a tad more simply.

I liked the sobering medical descriptions of the illness. This book helps rip away romanticism from mental illnesses. These problems can affect negatively anyone's life in various ways. If you are one of these people, you are always sick enough to seek treatment.

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  • Alicia Jennerjohn
  • 24-07-19

A book that EVERY provider should read!

Can you imagine if this book was part of every doctor, therapists, and dietitian's library? I truly believe it could dramatically improve treatment for anyone with and eating disorder and save countless lives. Thank you, Dr. G!