Eating Disorders in America: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858608
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858604
  • DDC: 362.19685
  • 364 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Although eating disorders have existed for centuries, controversy remains as to the basic cause or causes of these disorders and their genetic, biological, and/or psychological factors. This title investigates these disorders, priming readers on the causes, symptoms, controversies, and treatments available. Opening chapters provide general background and a historical review of the existence of eating disorders in society. Remaining chapters provide resources 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Eating Disorders in America.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Issues, and Solutions.
3: Social Media and Relationship between Body Image and Eating Disorders.
4: What Goes on in the Brain of an Anorexic?.
5: Picky Eating or an Eating Disorder? Spotting the Newest Eating Disorder in Children.
6: Debunking Common Myths about Eating Disorders.
7: Traditional and Complementary Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder (BED).
8: Removing the Thin Ideal from Your Home.
9: Food for Thought.
10: Eating Disorders in Adolescent Males.
11: The Gay Adonis Complex: Muscle Dysmorphia in Male Homosexuals.
12: Real Boys Don't: A Recovering Anorexic's Perspective on Eating Disorders.
13: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
About the Author.