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AGERANGE: Ages 15 to adult.

The At Issue series provides a useful service in handily assembling in one place different perspectives on current issues, like the other Greenhaven series reviewed below, but the At Issue titles have a relatively narrow focus and the volumes are correspondingly shorter, with less editorial material. Each book starts with a three or four-page introduction that discusses the issue and explains why it’s controversial, followed by a dozen or so articles by journalists, scientists, government officials and others. For example, in Performance Enhancing Drugs the National Institute on Drug Abuse holds that “Performance-Enhancing Drugs Are Harmful to Health,” while newspaper columnist Glenn Dickey maintains, “Looking for an Edge is Part of Sports.” Law professor Matthew J. Mitten believes that “Athletic Governing Bodies Should Administer Drug Testing Programs,” while coach Ken Mannie of Michigan State University states that “Testing Inhibits the Development of Performance-Enhancing Drugs.” Each article begins with a paragraph summarizing the author’s argument, and there is an annotated list of organizations to contact at the back of the book. While some of these hot topics may quickly become outdated (e.g., Is the U.S. Ready for a Minority President?), the volumes provide a variety of carefully chosen contrasting opinions for class discussions and debates as well as individual research. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
March 2008 (Vol. 42, No.2)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737736748
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: At Issue
  • Pages: 91
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Bulimia: An Overview   Deborah Marcontell Michel   Susan G. Willand     10
Many Bulimics Appear Healthy   B. Timothy Walsh   V.L. Cameron     16
Bulimics Are Driven by an Idea of a "Good" Body   Sharlene Hesse-Biber     21
The Connection Between Shame and Bulimia   Sheila M. Reindl     33
Bulimia Is a Kind of Self-Harm   Dr. Sharon K. Farber     43
Athletics Can Contribute to Bulimia   Christa Case     51
Eating Disorders Also Impact Older Women   Siri Agrell     55
The Internet Often Helps Shape Eating Behaviors   Lynell George     59
Antidepressants Are Highly Successful in Treating Bulimics   Diane Mickley     70
Involuntary Hospitalization Is Effective in Treating Bulimics$dMedscapeWire     75
Behavior Therapy Is Better than Hospitalization for Bulimics$dAssociation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies     78
Insurers Should Pay for Bulimics' Hospitalization and Treatment   Elizabeth Bernstein     82
Organizations to Contact     89
Bibliography     92
Index     96
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