Eating Disorders Information for Teens: Health Tips about Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Other Eating Disorders


Omnigraphics' Teen Health Series Helping Young Adults Understand, Manage, and Avoid Serious Illness
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Omnigraphics' Teen Health Series Helping Young Adults Understand, Manage, and Avoid Serious Illness
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Danielle Calix, MD (Ochsner for Children)
Description: This is a comprehensive overview of eating disorders condensed from a variety of sources including health clinics, foundations, and lay organizations. It includes statistics, information on specific disorders with risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as information about healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated information about eating disorders, body image, self esteem, and the factors that influence these issues. It also focuses on developing healthy eating and exercise plans for teens. The book does fulfill a need for important teenage health information.
Audience: It is written specifically for teenagers who are seeking more information about eating disorders for themselves or for friends or loved ones who may be affected. It also may be useful for healthcare providers who care for teenagers, especially those involved in eating disorder and obesity programs.
Features: The majority of the book covers specific eating disorders including statistics, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, health consequences, and coexisting conditions. To a lesser degree but equally important, it reviews weight loss in teens as well as special dietary needs in vegetarians and athletes. Particularly helpful are the "It's a Fact", "Quick Tip" and "Are You at Risk?" comments and assessments.
Assessment: Although this book does provide important and useful information for teens, the presentation at times seems advanced for teenaged readers. In addition, because this is, in fact, a compilation of information from a variety of sources, articles, web sites, and handouts, it becomes a bit choppy with changing voice/narrator/point of view from chapter to chapter. Despite these shortcomings, the book does bring together a variety of sources to help teens and their caregivers in the battle against eating disorders and obesity.
VOYA - Cheryl French
This update to the 2005 edition provides information about a wide range of eating and body image disorders. The volume is broken into six parts covering general information about eating disorders; specific disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and others; the health consequences of eating disorders; prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; healthy eating and exercise; and additional reading, research studies, and organizations. Each chapter has full citation information on the first page, and the book concludes with a comprehensive index. "Quick Tip" and "It's a Fact!!" text boxes scattered throughout add concise tidbits of advice and factual information. This book pulls together reports, articles, and other primary sources from governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations into one comprehensive volume. It provides an accessible starting place for teens who might be new to library research or overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Overall, the material selected is presented in a clear, even tone, although the range of voices creates a somewhat choppy flow. Also because the chapters are compiled from many different sources, some information is repeated. For the student researcher, however, such variations and redundancies will not stand out as a negative. Although the volume includes information to help teens and their families and friends deal with an eating disorder, it is unlikely to be used as a personal self-help book. Its format and appearance make it better suited for student reports and for libraries that find other such compilations in high demand. Reviewer: Cheryl French
School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up

This handy reference offers basic information and addresses specific disorders, consequences, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, healthy eating, and more. It is written in a conversational style that is easy to understand. Sidebars provide extra information. The only downside is the lack of illustrations. This volume will provide plenty of facts for reports as well as browsing potential for students with an interest in the topic. Like other books in the series, some passages are repetitive, so it is not meant to be read cover to cover. The second-edition changes include some slight restructuring, with the subsection "Athletics and Eating Disorders" being absorbed into the "Specific Disorders" chapter. More specific disorders are listed and discussed in Part II as well. However, unless your library needs extremely up-to-date information on this topic, the 2005 edition will still suffice. The Web sites, additional reading suggestions, and organizations sections have also been updated.-Robin Henry, Wakeland High School, Frisco, TX

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780810440
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Series: Teen Health Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 377
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 Basic Information About Eating Disorders

Chapter 1 Food, Weight, And Eating: Know The Facts 3

Chapter 2 What Are Eating Disorders? 13

Chapter 3 Statistics On Eating Disorders 21

Chapter 4 What Causes Eating Disorders? 29

Chapter 5 Genes And Eating Disorders 41

Chapter 6 Who Is At Risk For Developing An Eating Disorder? 47

Chapter 7 All Ethnic Groups Are Susceptible To Eating Disorders 51

Chapter 8 Males With Eating Disorders 63

Chapter 9 Athletes With Eating Disorders 69

Chapter 10 How To Tell Someone You Have An Eating Disorder 75

Chapter 11 How An Eating Disorder Affects Family Members 81

Part 2 Specific Disorders Related To Eating And Body Image

Chapter 12 Anorexia Nervosa 89

Chapter 13 Bulimia Nervosa 93

Chapter 14 Binge Eating Disorder 97

Chapter 15 Emotional Eating 103

Chapter 16 Night Eating Syndrome 107

Chapter 17 Orthorexia Nervosa 111

Chapter 18 Pica: Eating Things That Aren't Food 113

Chapter 19 Laxative Abuse 117

Chapter 20 Compulsive Exercise 123

Chapter 21 Female Athlete Triad 127

Chapter 22 Body Dysmorphic Disorder And Bigorexia 133

Part 3 Health Consequences of Eating Disorders And Co-Occurring Concerns

Chapter 23 Medical And Psychological Complications Of Eating Disorders 143

Chapter 24 What Is Malnutrition? 149

Chapter 25 Anorexia Nervosa And Osteoporosis 155

Chapter 26 Eating Disorders And Oral Health 169

Chapter 27 Diabetes And Eating Disorders 171

Chapter 28 Eating Disorders And Pregnancy 179

Chapter 29 Eating Disorders And Obesity: How Are They Related? 183

Chapter 30 Co-Occurring Disorders: Anxiety Disorders And Eating Disorders 187

Chapter 31 The Link BetweenEating Disorders And Substance Abuse 195

Chapter 32 Self-Harm And Eating Disorders 199

Part 4 Prevention, Diagnosis, And Treatment Of Eating Disorders

Chapter 33 Are you At Risk? An Eating Disorder Self-Assessment 207

Chapter 34 Signs And Symptoms Of Eating Disorders 211

Chapter 35 Body Image And Self-Esteem 217

Chapter 36 A Guy's Guide To Body Image 221

Chapter 37 How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? 227

Chapter 38 How The Media Influences Risk For Eating Disorders 233

Chapter 39 Helping A Friend Or Loved One Who May Have An Eating Disorder 239

Chapter 40 How Are Eating Disorders Diagnosed? 247

Chapter 41 Treatment For Eating Disorders 251

Chapter 42 Medication For Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa 261

Chapter 43 Eating Disorder Relapse Prevention 267

Part 5 Healthy Eating And Exercise Plans

Chapter 44 Healthy Eating 275

Chapter 45 Eating Healthy As A Vegetarian 287

Chapter 46 A Guide To Eating For Sports 295

Chapter 47 Exercise: How Much And What Kind? 301

Chapter 48 Exercise And Weight Control 305

Chapter 49 What Is A Healthy Weight? 317

Chapter 50 How Can I Lose Weight Safely? 325

Chapter 51 Choosing A Safe And Successful Weight Loss Program 329

Chapter 52 Should I Gain Weight? 335

Part 6 If You Need More Information

Chapter 53 New Research And Clinical Trials On Eating Disorders 343

Chapter 54 Additional Reading About Eating Disorders 347

Chapter 55 Directory Of Eating Disorders Organizations 353

Index 365

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