by Stefan Kiesbye


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The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

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ISBN-13: 9780737748666
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2010
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introductiion 7

1 The Body Image Presented by the Media Promotes Disordered Eating Jennifer Derenne Eugene Beresin 10

2 The Fashion Industry Glamorizes Annorexia Booth Moore 21

3 Fashion Is Not to Blame for Anorexia Naomi Hooke 25

4 Internet Programs Can Help Fight Eating Disorders on College Campuses: National Institute of Mental Health 30

5 Internet Programs Fighting Anorexia Should Be Viewed with Skepticism Page Rockwell 34

6 Insurance Companies Should Not Deny Treatment to Anorexics Kathryne L. Westin 37

7 Anorexia Might Be Related to Asperger Syndrome Janet Treasure 43

8 Genes Cannot Explain Annorexia Trisha Gura 48

9 Anorexia Is More than a Genetic Predisposition Kate Taylor 53

10 Pro-Anorexia Web Sites Put Young People at Danger Constance Rhodes 58

11 Pro-Anorexia Web Sites Need to Be Removed Health E-Zine 66

12 "Pro-Ana" Is a Religion and Its Members Are Misjudged 72

13 Anorexia Is a False Religion Courtney Martin 82

Organizations to Contact 86

Bibliography 89

Index 95

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Anorexia 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anorexia, an anthology in the At Issue series, presents excerpts of articles from various people on the causes, treatment, and publicity of anorexia. Unfortunately, there is little in the way of scientific information and documentation. Instead, the vast majority of it is opinion. Some of the articles come across as very preachy and some articles repeat similar information with some of it being repeated word for word. In the editor's effort to appear balanced, they include an article from a pro-anorexia website explaining why anorexia is a good thing, complete with myths they dispel and their commandments. While some of this information is discounted in the article that follows it, the editor's choice to include it can be seen as detrimental to the teenagers who may read it.