Schaefer co-authors third book on eating disorders

Jenni Schaefer, daughter of Joe and Susan Schaefer of Doss, has co-written her third book focusing on helping those who suffer from eating disorders.

“Almost Anorexic” was penned by Schaefer and Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The 336-page paperback, is published by Hazelden Publishing/Harvard Health Publications and became available in July 2013 for $14.95. A Kindle edition is also available on

“Almost Anorexic — Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem?” reveals why unhealthy relationships with food are much more prevalent than full-blown anorexia and that they can be dangerous as well as emotionally painful.

Dr. Thomas and Schaefer show readers not only how to get better, but additionally how to fully recover and have a more balanced and content life.

Their publication contends that one in every 20 adults (or one out of every 10 teenage girls) exhibit key symptoms of anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, but never address those issues because they don’t fully meet diagnostic criteria.

Drawing on case studies and the latest research, “Almost Anorexic” combines the clinical expertise of Thomas, along with Schaefer’s personal recovery story to help readers understand and overcome “almost anorexia” to live normal, healthy lives.

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