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A layman's guide offers expert advice on the causes, effects and teatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders
In a society where most people have access to a healthy, nutritious diet, why do so many -- particularly girls and young women (but increasingly, boys and young men) -- develop eating disorders that can lead to illness, organ damage and death?
In this comprehensive addition to the Your Personal Health series, Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick and Dr. Paul Caldwell offer expert advice on the causes, effects and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and a host of less familiar eating disorders.
Topics include: the issue of genetic predispositionfeeding disorders of infancy and early childhoodearly warning signs of a developing disorderpractical tips on how families can copecomplicating factors, such as pregnancy, diabetes and substance abusemedical and psychological treatment optionsthe recovery process
Supplemented by illustrations, case studies and personal insights from people recovering from these problems, Eating Disorders is a sensitive guide to a complex and disturbingly common problem.