The Truth about Eating Disorders / Edition 2

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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affect teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

The Truth About Eating Disorders, Second Edition presents the most current information available on causes of eating disorders, how to recognize signs of an eating disorder, stress and eating habits, the Internet and eating disorders, and many other key topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076338
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

How to Use This Book xiii

Normal Behaviors and Eating Disorders 1

A to Z Entries 13

Anorexia 15

Bigorexia/Muscle Dysmorphia 21

Binge-Eating Disorder 25

Bulimia 31

Caloric Intake and Expenditures 38

Depression and Weight 42

Diet Pills 49

Eating Disorders, Causes of 54

Eating Disorders, Symptoms and Diagnosis of 62

Eating Disorders in Men and Boys 71

Ethnicity, Genetics, and Eating Disorders 75

Exercise 83

Fad Diets 90

Food Allergies 98

Internet and Eating Disorders, The 103

Laxative Abuse 108

Media and Eating Disorders 112

Morbidity and Mortality 121

Nutrition and Nutritional Deficiencies 125

Obesity 135

Peer Pressure 145

Purging 149

Self-Image 153

Stress and Eating Habits 158

Treatment 163

Weight Control 174

Women and Eating Disorders 177

Hotlines and Help Sites 183

Glossary 189

Index 199

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