Here is the essential conceptual and practical information that health care professionals need to understand the phenomenology and physiology of bulimiaa major eating disorder that is both a cause of and a reflection of blocked emotional development.
There has been much in the professional and popular literature in the last decade indicating that severe eating disorders and less extreme manifestations of self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, and binge eating are common among college age women. In The Bulimic College Student, the nation's leading experts skillfully address the topic of bulimia nervosa among this at-risk population. They examine the causes of the disorder and illustrate a variety of approaches that are proving successful in the treatment and prevention of bulimia. They also provide penetrating analyses of the characteristics of bulimia sufferers and the special problems and stressors facing female college students that put them at risk for eating disorders.
The Bulimic College Student is timely and valuable to those confronting the epidemic of eating disorders on campus, including health care professionals, college and university faculty and staff, families and friends of college age students, and particularly young women themselves.
Table of ContentsContents Foreword
- Part One: Bulimia in Context
- Some Perspectives on the Diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa
- Demographic Factors Associated With Bulimia in College Students: Clinical and Research Implications
- Medical Complications of Bulimia
- Bulimia: A Sociocultural Interpretation
- Etiological, Developmental, and Treatment Considerations for Bulimia
- Is It True Eating Makes You Feel Better?: A Naturalistic Assessment of Food Consumption and Its Effect on Stress
- Part Two: Bulimia on Campus
- The College Scene Today: Two Views
- Current College Environments: Do These Communities Facilitate and Foster Bulimia in Vulnerable Students?
- Separation-Individuation, Sense of Self, and Bulimia in College Students
- Developing the Voice of the Wise Woman: College Students and Bulimia
- A Feminist Interpretation of College Student Bulimia
- Impact of the College Environment on Bulimic Women
- Part Three: Treatment and Models for Prevention
- Treatment of the Bulimic Student: Considerations and Complications
- Rebecca B., Control Artist: Case Study of a Bulimic Collegian
- Peer Educators: A Creative Resource for the Eating-Disordered College Student
- A Model for Addressing the Problem of Bulimia on College Campuses
- A Multifaceted and Integrated Approach to the Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Bulimia on College Campuses
- Part Four: Eating Disorder Directory
- Appendix: The National Directory of College and University Mental Health Services for Eating Disorders