The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder



Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from...

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The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders

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Overview

Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder



Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the latest treatments, from medication and behavioral therapy to alternative remedies.





Whether you are living with an eating disorder or you are a loved one or professional helping someone who is, The Eating Disorder Sourcebook will help you:





  • Recognize and identify eating disorders

  • Discover and work with the underlying causes of an eating disorder

  • Make the right choices when comparing treatment options

  • Understand what is expected in individual, group, and family therapy

  • Know when outpatient treatment is not enough and what else can be done

"The author of this book is not only a specialist in the field of eating disorders, but is also a recovered anorexic...armed with personal & professional knowledge, Costin explains how to recognize & treat these disorders."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071819992
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/8/2007
  • Series: Sourcebooks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 402,003
  • File size: 562 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Costin, M.A., M.Ed., M.F.T., has been a specialist in the field of eating disorders for nearly thirty years. She directs the Monte Nido Residential Treatment Facility in Malibu, California, and all of its affiliates. She is also the clinical advisor to the Parent Family Network of the National Eating Disorder Association and an editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     v
Contributors     vii
Introduction     ix
From Diet to Disorder: Problems and Prognosis     1
Young, White, and Female: Myth or Reality?     35
Activity Disorder: When a Good Thing Goes Bad     45
Genes or Jeans: What Causes Eating Disorders?     59
Eating Disorder Behaviors As Adaptive Functions     75
To Those Who Love Them: Guidelines for Family and Significant Others     85
Assessing the Situation     99
Treatment Philosophy and Approaches     111
Individual Therapy: Putting the Eating Disorder Out of a Job     131
Sharing the Pain and the Promise in Group     167
Family Therapy: Working with Families and Significant Others     183
Enough About Your Mother, What Did You Eat Today?     207
Medical Assessment and Management     227
The Psychiatrist's Role and Psychotropic Medication     251
When Outpatient Treatment Is Not Enough     265
Alternative Approaches to Treating Eating Disorders     283
Increasing Awareness and Prevention     295
Eating Disorder Organizations and Websites     309
Suggestions for Further Reading     315
Bibliography     317
Index     329
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2001

    This Book is Helping me Understand Why

    The Eating Disorder SourceBook goes into detail, of why you may have a eating disorder and how to go into recovery. It really describes how a person with an eating disorder feels exactly.

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