aBOUT SICK ENOUGH: A GUIDE TO THE MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF EATING DISORDERS
Patients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren’t "sick enough" to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable. They may struggle to accept rest, nutrition, and a team to help them move towards recovery. Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic. Using metaphor and patient-centered language, Dr. Gaudiani aims to improve medical diagnosis and treatment, motivate recovery, and validate the lived experiences of individuals of all body shapes and sizes, while firmly rejecting dieting culture.
Individuals struggling with an eating disorder
Eating disorder-recovered individuals with continued medical complications/issues
Individuals with a history of dieting
Parents and loved ones of individuals affected by an eating disorder
Clinical specialists of all disciplines (e.g., therapists, dietitians, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses, advanced practitioners)
Physicians of all specialties (e.g., psychiatry, internal medicine, pediatrics, OBGYN, endocrinology, gastroenterology, sports medicine, etc.)
Athletic trainers and coaches
Social justice advocates
Health At Every Size® specialists
Journalists reporting on eating disorders, issues surrounding weight, mental health, etc.