New Course Launched To Beat Bulimia and Binge Eating

As healthcare professionals gather today at 8th London International Eating Disorder Conference, the Overcoming Series launches its new self-help course to help patients take control of their recovery.


As healthcare professionals gather today at 8th London International Eating Disorder Conference, the Overcoming Series launches its new self-help course to help patients take control of their recovery.
 
According to figures published in February 1999 by the Mental Health Foundation, approximately 20 per cent of all adolescents have some form of mental health problem, including eating disorders.
 
The leading Charity for people affected by eating disorders, Beat, report that Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can occur at any age - even as young as seven or eight - and affect boys and men, too. Ten per cent of all sufferers are male.
 
 
The highly regarded Overcoming series today launches its unique Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based self-help course as part of its mission to broaden access to high quality assisted self-help. Written by Peter J. Cooper, recognised as one of the world's leading experts in the treatment of bulimia, the courses aim to offer vital help to patients stuck on long waiting lists or with no access to specialist care.
 
 
Commenting on the Overcoming Bulimia and Binge-Eating Self-help Course, Jim Thomson, Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health, said: " NICE guidance recommends patients with bulimia nervosa should be encouraged to follow an evidence-based self-help programme as a possible first step. In addition Healthcare professionals should consider providing direct encouragement and support to patients undertaking an evidence-based self-help programme as this may improve outcomes"
 

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