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EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos provides the information to gain a deeper understanding of the severe epidemic of eating disorders. This book can help you:
-expand your knowledge of eating disorders
-grasp their severity and prevalence
-explore the numerous causes
-identify early waring signs and recognize current symptoms
-increase awareness of the potential medical complications
-understand the meaning and importance of a multi- disciplinary treatment approach
-learn about the treatment options available
-facilitate a clinical interview
-enhance your understanding with the use of clinical vignettes
As treatment professionals, teachers, parents, sibling, and friends, we have a responsibility to one another, our society, and the generations to follow, to become knowledgeable and more willing to talk about this silent killer. It is time for us all to gain awareness and choose to do something differently before it is too late. Let us choose to become united to help create freedom from the prison of eating disorders.

This book is written by Erica Ives, MFT, CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist). I have been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly twenty years. To learn more please visit and


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  1. 1. EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos Written by, Erica Ives Erica Ives, MFT, CEDS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Certified Eating Disorder Specialist This book is written through my eyes, my soul, my heart, my mind, and my body, accompanied by the shared experiences of so many others who have traveled on the path of recovery from an imprisoning eating disorder. My goal in writing this book is to help ensure that others TAKE NOTICE of these silent screams for help.
  2. 2. PURCHASE EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos at Amazon Balboa Press Bookstore Barnes and Noble To learn more about Erica please visit her websites at: Contact Erica Ives at: E-mail Twitter @ericaives
  3. 3. WHAT is the meaning of CONTROLLED CHAOS? “As much control as I think I had, the world inside and outside of me felt crazy, scary and dark. I was screaming and crying inside but I did everything I could to turn it all off. While I thought I had CONTROL over my food, my weight, and my body, the CHAOS that was in my head NEVER stopped”. Pg.4 THIS is the meaning of CONTROLLED CHAOS
  4. 4. In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a LIFE and DEATH battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Pg. 27 Yes, I said DEATH because there is a MORTALITY rate associated with EATING DISORDERS WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder…. pg As a result of SECRETIVENESS and SHAME associated with eating disorders, many cases are NOT reported… By age 6, girls especially start to express their concerns about weight or shape. 40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight or becoming too fat… Forty percent of newly identified cases of anorexia are in girls 15-19 years old. Over ½ of teenage girls and nearly 1/3 of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives. Pg. 29
  5. 5. BECAUSE
  6. 6. It could be your child, your sibling, your significant other, your grandchild, your extended family, your friend, your child’s friend, your client, and your co-worker, someone you may not know yet but will know soon OR it can be YOU…
  7. 7. So, I ask again…
  8. 8. It is time for US ALL to gain awareness and choose to do something differently BEFORE it is too late. WE need to work together to gain more insight to provide prevention and share what WE are learning with the next individual who is willing to listen (back cover of EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos)
  9. 9. YOUR KNOWLEDGE MAY JUST SAVE A LIFE QUESTION: So where do I start? ANSWER: You already did just by deciding you want to make a difference. QUESTION: How do I become more educated? ANSWER: Start by purchasing EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos
  10. 10. PURCHASE EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos at Amazon Balboa Press Bookstore Barnes and Noble
  12. 12. EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos teaches you all you need to know about this DEADLY, yes DEADLY EPIDEMIC. In this slide share presentation, we take an overview on some of the material in Chapter 1. Please come back and visit soon to review CHAPTER 2 : EARLY WARNING SIGNS
  13. 13. So, what is an eating disorder? Eating disorders -- such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
  14. 14. “But, an eating disorder will make me thin and that is what will ultimately make me happy.” NO, NO, NO!!!! THE TRUTH IS:
  15. 15. “There is no single cause of eating disorders. They are complex illnesses with numerous contributing factors.” Pg. 5 This  is  an  extensive  and  complicated  topic.  One  would  greatly   benefit  by  reading  the  book  to  learn  more  abut  this  area.  
  16. 16. So many risk factors - Low self-esteem - Life stressors and transitions - Peer Relationships - Family Relationships - MEDIA - Sexual Abuse - Trauma - Depression - Anxiety - Biological/Genetic Components - No emotional regulation - To learn more about the numerous risk factors along with case vignettes for an even deeper understanding, purchase and read: EATING DISORDERS: Decode The Controlled Chaos -
  17. 17. “Whatever type of abuse has occurred (physical, sexual, and/or emotional), the relationship to the body may become filled with fear, mistrust, confusions, and a sense of powerlessness.” page 14 “The only thing that would make the guilt, the shame, the dirty feelings, and the constant memories go away was when I was successful in depriving myself of food or getting rid of all of it inside me...” “I despised EVERYTHING about my body. I hated feeling ANYTHING in my body. I loathed feeling hunger pains, detested feeling full and EVERYTHING inbetween.” - Read for case examples throughout the entire book - Read more about the correlation between sexual abuse and eating disorders in my new book EATING DISORDERS: Decode The Controlled Chaos because SERIOUSLY…. Your Knowledge May Just Save A Life EA
  18. 18. MEDIA and its impact on the development of eating disorders. Warning  –  reflections  in  the  mirror  may  be  distorted  by  socially   constructed  idea  of  beauty.                                                                     PLESE -­Anonymous-­   TAKE A MONT TO REMEMB ER THAT EACH TIME YOU PURCHAS E ONE OF THESE MAGAZI NES, YOU ARE ACTUALL Y FEEDING THE PROBLEM .   -
  19. 19. Thank you for taking the time to begin to become acquainted with my book, I greatly appreciate it. Please stay stunned for a slide share presentation for the 9 other chapters of EATING DISORDERS: Decode the Controlled Chaos. If you would like to purchase the book, please click here. And to learn more about Erica Ives, MFT, CEDS please visit To contact Erica Ives to discuss services as a Therapist Speaker Educator Media Expert Consultant Or other opportunities or interests e-mail So until then,