Eating Disorders: A Reference Sourcebook / Edition 1

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Overview

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa pose a grave danger to the health of thousands of Americans each year. This sourcebook brings together in a single volume an extensive amount of information and resources regarding the diagnosis and treatment of these potentially life-threatening conditions. This volume is a substantially updated and expanded version of Controlling Eating Disorders with Facts, Advice, and Resources (Oryx, 1992).

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A reference for anyone working with clients with eating disorders, as well as individuals and families affected. Contains sections on symptoms and causes, physiological and medical issues, sociocultural issues and subgroups affected by eating disorders, and dieting and obesities. A section on current treatment approaches offers detailed descriptions and case vignettes. A final section lists some 200 treatment facilities, books and periodicals, organizations, videos, and Internet sites. Most material in this second edition is new. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573561563
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

RAYMOND LEMBERG, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and director of Psychological Pathways, a multidisciplinary group practice in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Prescott, AZ.

LEIGH COHN is the president of Gurze Books, a publisher specializing in books and other reference materials on eating disorders.

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Table of Contents

Preface Ray Lemberg

Contributors

Glossary

Part 1 Understanding Eating Disorders: Symptoms and Causes

Part 2 Physiological and Medical Issues

Part 3 Sociocultural Issues and Subgroups Affected by Eating Disorders

Part 4 Dieting and the Obesities

Part 5 Current Treatment Approaches

Part 6 Facilities and Selected Resources

Index

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