Levenkron started his research in 1970 and later took part in the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. He gained popularity due to his 1978 novel The Best Little Girl in the World, which was recognized as a Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association and which later formed the basis of the American Broadcasting Company's television film The Best Little Girl in the World.
In 1998, W. W. Norton & Company published Levenkron's non-fiction book Cutting, Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation. In the book, he insisted that self-injury was not related to suicide in essentials.
Levenkron's website states that his patient recovery rate is over 90%.
- stolen tomorrows, 2007
- Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa, 1982
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 1991
- Cutting, Understanding & Overcoming Self-Mutilation, 1998
- Anatomy of Anorexia, 2000
- The Best Little Girl in the World - work of fiction, also produced as a movie
- The Luckiest Girl in the World - work of fiction, also produced as a movie under the title Secret Cutting
- Kessa - work of fiction
the 8 books above have all been translated into 7 different foreign languages
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- "The BEST LITTLE GIRL IN THE WORLD (1981)". British Film Institute. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Lawson, Carol (March 22, 1985). "DOCTORS CITE EMETIC ABUSE". The New York Times. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Solomon, Michelle (April 10, 2002). "Stars Vulnerable To Anorexia, Expert Says". KIRO-TV. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- "New court papers tell of Phoebe's dark last day". Irish Independent. April 18, 2010. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Mann, Denise (May 3, 2004). "When Scab-Picking, Cutting Becomes Addictive". MedicineNet. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
- "Painful Secrets (US Version)". YesAsia. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
- http://www.levenkron.com/. Missing or empty
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