The Eating Disorder Trap is a timely publication, coming as it does as a stand-alone piece – addressing multiple essential topics for understanding, living with or treating individuals with an eating disorder.
The book, written in a casual, readable manner, is by no means simplistic; on the contrary, it is packed full with wisdom, research outcomes and a sensitive respect for professionals in the trenches and the patients and families they treat who struggle daily to win the battle against a deadly enemy that has invaded their lives.
Robyn has left no stone unturned. From naming the problem, to providing a glossary to ensure the use of a clear, non-shaming vocabulary for gender and body size and shape, to personalizing the variety of forms this insidious disorder may take, and by exploring the devastating assault on the body patients endure in their pursuit of perfection. In this sense she has created something very close to an encyclopedia – if an encyclopedia provided strategies, broke down complex concepts, and were thoughtfully written from both the brain and the heart. Woven throughout the text, a major takeaway for readers is recognition and appreciation for the pivotal role the dietitian contributes to every facet of treatment and recovery.
– Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp
Vice President, Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation