Body Image, Eating Disorders and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention and Treatment / Edition 1

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Examining the relationship between body image and eating disorders in children and youth, 14 chapters contributed by 27 American specialists present current research, assessment techniques, and suggestions for treatment and prevention. Specific topics include early experiences with food and eating, child sexual abuse, risk and protective factors, plastic surgery in children and youth, and considerations in working with an ethnically-diverse patient population. The book is intended for researchers, practitioners and clinicians, but is also accessible to general readers concerned about this trend. Editors Thompson (psychology, U. of S. Florida) and Smolak (psychology/women's and gender studies, Kenyon College) have each previously published extensively on the topic of eating disorders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557987587
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth - The Future Is Now 1
I Foundations 19
Ch. 1 Early Experience With Food and Eating: Implications for the Development of Eating Disorders 23
Ch. 2 Body Image in Children 41
Ch. 3 Obesity, Body Image, and Eating Disorders in Ethnically Diverse Children and Adolescents 67
II Risk Factors
Ch. 4 Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Eating Disorders 103
Ch. 5 Family Functioning, Body Image, and Eating Disturbances 127
Ch. 6 Relationship of Sexual Abuse to Body Image and Eating Problems 149
III Assessment 169
Ch. 7 Assessment of Physical Status of Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders and Obesity 171
Ch. 8 Assessment of Body Image Disturbance in Children and Adolescents 193
Ch. 9 Assessment of Eating Disturbance in Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders and Obesity 215
IV Prevention and Treatment 235
Ch. 10 Primary Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating in Childhood and Early Adolescence 237
Ch. 11 Obesity Prevention for Children and Adolescents 261
Ch. 12 Treatment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents 293
Ch. 13 Behavioral Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions 313
Ch. 14 Plastic Surgery in Children and Adolescents 341
Author Index 367
Subject Index 393
About the Editors 403
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