Eating Disorders / Edition 4

Eating Disorders / Edition 4

by Suzanne A. Abraham, Derek Llewellyn-Jones, Derek Llewellyn-Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192627597

ISBN-13: 9780192627599

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Eating disorders attract a considerable amount of media attention, and are currently being diagnosed more frequently. In general they affect more women than men, but the reasons why some women develop these disorders are not always very well understood. In this book the relationship between eating disorders and sexuality is discussed, and there is up-to-date…  See more details below

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Eating disorders attract a considerable amount of media attention, and are currently being diagnosed more frequently. In general they affect more women than men, but the reasons why some women develop these disorders are not always very well understood. In this book the relationship between eating disorders and sexuality is discussed, and there is up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment. The specific conditions anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity are then dealt with in turn. The book has been extensively rewritten for this edition and includes sections on infertility and pregnancy in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The management of eating disorders has been brought up to date and some new case histories have been added to illustrate the changes. Eating disorders are now managed by less authoritarian treatment programmes, administered by teams of health professionals (rather than by individual doctors). The authors emphasize the importance of learning sensible eating and exercise patterns, and the role of self-help groups for those recovering from eating disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192627599
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Facts Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

1Adolescent eating behaviour1
2Eating disorders14
3Why do eating disorders occur?28
4Eating disorders and sexuality40
5Investigation of eating disorders47
6Management of eating disorders54
7Anorexia nervosa64
8Bulimia nervosa102
9Obesity141
Appendix: Average weight of women aged 15-69192
Further reading193
Glossary195
Index199

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