The Eating Disorder Sourcebook / Edition 3

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook / Edition 3

by Carolyn Costin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071476857

ISBN-13: 9780071476850

Pub. Date: 12/18/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the

Overview

Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorder

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the latest treatments, from medication and behavioral therapy to alternative remedies.

Whether you are living with an eating disorder or you are a loved one or professional helping someone who is, The Eating Disorder Sourcebook will help you:

  • Recognize and identify eating disorders
  • Discover and work with the underlying causes of an eating disorder
  • Make the right choices when comparing treatment options
  • Understand what is expected in individual, group, and family therapy
  • Know when outpatient treatment is not enough and what else can be done

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071476850
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/18/2006
Series:
Sourcebooks Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
514,472
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments          

Contributors          

Introduction          

1 From Diet to Disorder: Problems and Prognosis          

2 Young, White, and Female: Myth or Reality?          

3 Activity Disorder: When a Good Thing Goes Bad          

4 Genes or Jeans: What Causes Eating Disorders?          

5 Eating Disorder Behaviors As Adaptive Functions          

6 To Those Who Love Them: Guidelines for Family and Significant Others          

7 Assessing the Situation          

8 Treatment Philosophy and Approaches          

9 Individual Therapy: Putting the Eating Disorder Out of a Job          

10 Sharing the Pain and the Promise in Group          

11 Family Therapy: Working with Families and Significant Others          

12 Enough About Your Mother, What Did You Eat Today?          

13 Medical Assessment and Management          

14 The Psychiatrist's Role and Psychotropic Medication          

15 When Outpatient Treatment Is Not Enough          

16 Alternative Approaches to Treating Eating Disorders          

17 Increasing Awareness and Prevention          

Appendix: Eating Disorder Organizations and Websites          

Suggestions for Further Reading          

Bibliography          

Index          


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