Eating Disorders: A Reference Sourcebook / Edition 1

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Not only an excellent volume for research, the book also has a positive tone that will encourage those personally afflicted by eating disorders. It will read cover to cover for its thoroughness and solid information."


Library Journal

"This [book] will serve its identified audience of students, professionals, and sufferers as a strong starting point for study, guidance, or self-help."


Rettig on Reference

"This single volume . . . offers hope to anyone seeking assistance with coping with an eating disorder."



"[C]omprehensive and uniquely insightful. . . . Highly recommended."


Book Report

"This will be a useful book for anyone who is associated with young people - parent, teacher, friend."


Voice of Youth Advocates

"Unique to this book is a reference section that includes an updated state-by-state directory of over 200 eating disorder treatment facilities, an extensive bibliography of books, periodicals, videos, and Internet sites, and a list of organizations."


The Gurze

"This slim volume is worth its weight in gold. Composed of dozens of short yet complete articles by a variety of well-known experts, Eating Disorders is simple enough for a college student yet helpful and illuminating even for seasoned professionals who have treated the problem for years. It is brilliantly organized . . . refreshingly clear of the confusing and obnoxious jargon so common in research writing. . . . Eating Disorders has all the little extras that make a reference book truly useful. . . . Eating Disorders is an essential addition to any library."


Against the Grain

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
  • Sales rank: 1,569,936
  • 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



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


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