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Eating disorders in America : a reference handbook / David E. Newton.

Author/creator Newton, David E. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
Descriptionxv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary world issues
Contemporary world issues. ^A226726
Contents Background and history. An overview of eating disorders ; Eating disorders in history -- Problems, issues, and solutions. Diagnosing an eating disorder ; Effects of eating disorders ; Causes of eating disorders ; Prevention and treatment of eating disorders -- P erspectives. Social media and relationship between body image and eating disorders / Jac Julien -- What goes on in the brain of an anorexic? / David L. Levine -- Picky eating or an eating disorder? Spotting the newest eating disorder in children / Kimberley Peterman -- Debunking common myths about eating disorders / Jennifer Rollin -- Traditional and complementary treatments for binge eating disorder (BED) / Anjali A. Sarkar -- Removing the thin ideal from your home / Sharon Schroeder -- Food for thought / Ivanna Soto -- Eating disorders in adolescent males / Jeremy Summers -- The gay adonis complex: muscle dysmorphia in male homosexuals / Michael Vallario -- Real boys don't: a recovering anorexic's perspective on eating disorders / Chris White -- Profiles. Academy for Eating Disorders -- The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness -- Binge Eating Disorder Association -- Hilde Bruch (1904-1984) -- Cynthia M. Bulik (1960- ) -- Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) -- Caterina di Giacomo di Benincasa, Saint Catherine (1347-1380) -- Eating Disorder Hope -- Eating Disorders Anonymous -- Eating Disorders Coalition -- Elisa Project -- Galen (129/130? ce-201/216?ce) -- William W. Gull (1816-1883) -- National Association for Males with Eating Disorders -- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders -- National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance -- National Eating Disorder Association -- National Eating Disorder Information Centre -- National Eating Disorders Collaboration -- Obesity Action Coalition -- Overeaters Anonymous -- Project HEAL -- Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874) -- Eric Stice (1967- ) -- Albert J. Stunkard (1922-2014) -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology.
Abstract "An indispensable resource for readers interested in eating disorders, this book summarizes their history in human civilization, assesses the current status of eating disorders in American society, and describes efforts for establishing effective prevention and treatment programs."--Amazon.
Abstract Although eating disorders have existed for centuries, considerable controversy remains as to the basic cause or causes of these disorders and their genetic, biological, and/or psychological factors. Eating Disorders in America: A Reference Handbook investigates these disorders, priming readers on the causes, symptoms, controversies, and treatments available. The two opening chapters of the book provide general background and a historical review of the existence of eating disorders in society. The remaining chapters provide resources the reader can use for further research, such as an extensive annotated bibliography, a glossary, and a chronology. This book differs from others on the topic in that it provides both an expository section that provides information as well as a set of resources for further research. The book also contains a "perspectives" chapter in which writers describe and discuss their personal views on the subject of eating disorders. Together with the author's expertise, these views add to the value of this book as a resource for eating disorder research. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Newton, David E. Eating disorders in America. Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019] 9781440858604
LCCN 2019000288
ISBN9781440858598 (print ; alk. paper)

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