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Eating Disorders: A Handbook for Teens, Families, and Teachersby Tania Heller
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This work is a guide to eating disorders for teenagers, their families, and other people involved their lives. It discusses what an eating disorder is (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating), who develops an eating disorder and why, the warning signs and complications of eating disorders, and associated disorders. The book also covers body dysmorphia and the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. A listing of numerous resources that can provide help for teens who have eating disorders is also included.
Book News Annotation:
This is a book for teenagers, their friends, and others involved in their lives. It defines different types of eating disorders, looks at who suffers from them and why, and discusses warning signs, treatment, complications, and associated problems. Heller is medical director of the Suburban Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"If I gain any weight, I'll lose all control." These words, spoken by a 14-year-old anorexia nervosa patient, show just how serious eating disorders can be for teenagers, disturbing numbers of whom are dissatisfied with their bodies. For some, mostly girls, thoughts about food and their bodies consume their lives and lead to such life-threatening eating disorders as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
This guide to eating disorders for teenagers, their families, and others involved in their lives defines what the diseases are, considers who suffers from them and why, discusses the warning signs and complications, and covers associated disorders. It also provides information on body dysmorphia and the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Numerous resources that can provide help are listed.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-172) and index.
Table of Contents
No age barriers — What are eating disorders — Who develops an eating disorder and why? — Body image and self-esteem — Eating disorders in males — Warning signs of an eating disorder — Complications of eating disorders — Associated disorders — Treatment — Recovery — Prevention — Adolescent obesity.
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