Straight Talk about Eating Disorders

Straight Talk about Eating Disorders

by Michael Maloney, Rachel Kranz

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Gr 9 Up-- Joining a burgeoning array of books about the subject, this title addresses the topic in a matter-of-fact, competently written manner. Looking first at society's mixed messages about food and weight, Maloney and Kranz then treat the biology of weight and hunger, following with a closer look at compulsive eating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia. The final chapters center on recommendations for resolving the problem and, finally, a list of places where help may be sought. With more detail about societal views of weight than most other works, the book also has an easily understood explanation of hunger and its relationship to weight. Composite representative narratives are used as examples of teens having the disorder under discussion. Lists of signs of anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating make the work a good candidate for reports. For a history of eating disorders, Epstein's Eating Habits and Disorders (Chelsea, 1989) is useful . S imilar information may be obtained from the Silversteins' So You Think You're Fat (HarperCollins, 1991) and Landau's Weight: A Teenage Concern (Lodestar, 1991). --Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, TX

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Publication date:
Straight Talk Series
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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