Living with Eating Disorders

Overview

More than 1 million U.S. teenagers and pre-teens-about 3 percent of that population-live with an eating disorder. While mostly girls and young women suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, these serious and potentially fatal disorders affect children as young as nine and, increasingly, boys and men.

Living with Eating Disorders explains these conditions and provides teens with the information they need to understand them. The book addresses the ...

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Overview

More than 1 million U.S. teenagers and pre-teens-about 3 percent of that population-live with an eating disorder. While mostly girls and young women suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, these serious and potentially fatal disorders affect children as young as nine and, increasingly, boys and men.

Living with Eating Disorders explains these conditions and provides teens with the information they need to understand them. The book addresses the causes of eating disorders, symptoms, treatment, managing life after treatment, and helping a friend or family member with an eating disorder. Lists of suggested reading, associations, and support groups help readers plan further research. This accessible book is the ideal one-stop guide for those living with eating disorders, whether in themselves or a loved one.

The Teen's Guides series examines issues that affect teens; provides a comprehensive discussion of common health and social problems, remedies, and coping skills; and lists practical resources for further information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816077434
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Teen's Guides Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,294,376
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is an Eating Disorder? 1

2 A Closer Look at Eating Disorders 14

3 Causes of Eating Disorders 24

4 Inside Eating Disorders 35

5 Dangers of Eating Disorders 44

6 Recognizing Eating Disorders 55

7 Treatment for Eating Disorders 68

8 Managing Eating Disorders 81

9 Helping a Friend 91

10 Paying for Care 102

11 Preventing Eating Disorders 111

Appendix: Helpful Organizations and Web Sites 121

Glossary 126

Read More about It 130

Index 133

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