BINGE CRAZY: A Psychotherapist’s Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity and Recovery
by Natalie Gold
For the people out there who still suffer and those who are in their lives
“A very thoughtful and honest examination of a personal story to understand better how BED evolves and can be helped. The book provides good advice, practical tips and hope to people who experience pain and suffering.” — Dr. Paul Garfinkel, former CEO CAMH, Professor of Psychiatry, Staff Psychiatrist Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
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- Caversham Booksellers in Toronto, Canada
If you or someone you know struggles with weight and/or eating-related issues, BINGE CRAZY is a compelling read. It offers both an experiential and professional view of what does and doesn’t work in the treatment of binge eating and overeating, along with valid insight into the disorder’s psychological and sociological origins.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), some 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Moreover, there are millions who struggle with disordered eating behaviors but may not be diagnosed as readily because their outward appearance or symptoms are not as obvious.
In BINGE CRAZY: A Psychotherapist’s Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity and Recovery (Arrow, 2015) Natalie Gold’s story moves from a Toronto mental hospital to a taping of the David Frost show in London, England, spanning more than fifty years on two continents. “Binge Crazy is a true story of how I lost my mind and ultimately came to my senses,” says Gold, who has a private practice in Toronto, Canada, and has led workshops on eating-related issues for more than ten years. “I now know I blamed binge eating and my mother for my misery. But really, my compulsion to overeat was just the symptom of a deeper unrest.”