A Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders and Obesity

A Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders and Obesity

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440506454
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1993
Series: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martha M. Jablow is the author of three other nonfiction books. She worked with the doctors at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and its affiliate to write this book. She and her husband and two children live in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Acknowledgments4
Introduction7
Author's Note12
1Profiles of Three Young Women with Eating Disorders13
2Understanding Eating Disorders23
The Focus on Food23
The Focus on Weight26
An Historical Perspective on Anorexia28
An Historical Perspective on Bulimia32
The Prevalence Among Females33
Young Men with Eating Disorders36
3Recognizing Eating Disorders38
Warning Signs of Anorexia38
Warning Signs of Bulimia39
Warning Signs of Compulsive Overeating40
Can Eating Disorders Overlap?41
Keeping Things in Perspective41
4Anorexia Nervosa45
Diagnosing Anorexia48
Medical Complications49
Effects on Physical Growth and Sexual Maturation51
Psychological Effects52
Prevalence and Prognosis55
"How Did Her Anorexia Start?"56
Family Environment58
5Bulimia65
Diagnosing Bulimia67
Medical Symptoms and Complications70
Psychological Effects72
Prevalence and Prognosis75
"How Did Her Bulimia Start?"76
Family Environment81
6Compulsive Overeating84
Recognizing Compulsive Overeating85
Who Is at Risk?87
Social Attitudes Toward Overeating88
Emotional Distress and Compulsive Overeating89
7Obesity91
Definition and Statistics92
The Increasing Incidence of Childhood Obesity93
Medical Complications95
Psychological Effects96
The Origins of Obesity98
Metabolism and Growth Patterns100
Treatment of Childhood Obesity102
8Treatment of Eating Disorders115
Don't Procrastinate117
Taking the First Step117
Telling Your Child118
Anticipating Her Response120
Locating a Therapist122
A Family Approach to Therapy122
Consumer Issues137
9Toward Recovery140
Learning Another Language141
Bridging Your Experiences142
"Just Tell Us What to Do"143
Some Points to Keep in Mind143
What You May Expect147
Therapy in Three Acts149
Toward Termination151
Notes154
Resources156
Index161

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