The Truth About Life
After Eating Disorders

Essays, Articles, & Nonfiction Works
by Aimee Liu

These treatment facilities offer specialized programs for eating disorders, including men and women over age 21.
Discover the many ways others are using their voices, talents, and passions to turn suffering into creativity and hope.
Links to websites and organizations that provide information and referrals.
References cited in GAINING
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
"I've read countless books about eating disorders, but I've never seen one like this. Combining the professional wisdom of leading experts with personal experiences from women and men all over the globe, this book fills a gap on the recovery bookshelf. Anyone who has been touched by an eating disorder needs to read this."—Jenni Schaefer, author of Life without Ed
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979

Sources of Eating Disorders Support and Information

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (

The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center (

Gürze Books (

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (

The National Eating Disorders Association (

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (

For information about specific therapies for eating disorders:

Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (,
The Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (

The Maudsley Method (also called family-based treatment)

The Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago Hospitals (​clinical/​clinics/​edp)

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (

Mindfulness (also called mindful awareness)

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (
The University of Massachusetts’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (​cfm)

Walden Behavioral Care

For information about public health policies on eating disorders:

The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy, & Action (

For help in teaching children to have a healthy body image

About-Face (

Dads & Daughters (

Artwork by Nicole Havekost