Your Dieting Daughter: Antidotes Parents can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Your Dieting Daughter

Antidotes Parents can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating, 2nd Edition

By Carolyn Costin

© 2013 – Routledge

242 pages

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pub: 2013-02-14
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Your Dieting Daughter is written for mothers who have daughters suffering from an eating disorder or disorders. It also serves as a reference for doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and eating disorder centers, and is an appropriate book for the same audience to recommend to clients. In the first edition, Dr. Costin, a well-respected therapist in the field, gave sound and practical advice for mothers to help them communicate with and understand their daughters as they go through the ordeal of eating disorders. There were letters, anecdotes, and diet plans along with recipes included, and readers enjoyed the unique focus of the mother/daughter relationship that the book stayed true to.

This second edition contains addition information on cultural issues, newer studies (such as DBT, Mindfulness, and Maudsley techniques), and medication. On the clinical front, the focus has also been broadened to include more information on issues of body image, weight concerns, and dieting in the general population, making this an indispensible guide for knowledge, as well as emotional reconnection and healing.

Table of Contents

My Daughter Wants/Needs To Diet. The Pursuit of Thinness. Mothers Daughters and Food. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall. Daddy’ Girl. Fit or Fanatic. The Thin Commandments. Diet to Disorder: Canaries In The Coal Mine. What’s Going On In There? If My Daughter Has A Problem, What Do I Do? So You Want To Go On A Diet? (For a dieting daughter). Dear Mom, and Other Letters. Appendix: Suggested Reading, Eating Disorder Organizations and Referral Sources.

About the Author

Carolyn Costin, MFT, Med, FAED, CEDS, is the founder and executive director of Monte Nido Treatment Center and its affiliates. She is a highly respected and experienced clinician renowned for her expertise in helping people develop a healthy relationship with food, their bodies, and their weight.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family


Why not download our Routledge FreeBook Eating Disorders: Coping with Challenges in Everyday Life? This resource contains a chapter from Your Dieting Daughter, along with a wealth of other information on preventing and managing eating disorders.

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