What You Need to Know about Eating Disorders, 1st Edition

  • Jessica Bartley
  • Melissa Streno
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862400
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862403
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are some of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders. They are also the deadliest: in the United States, an individual dies as the result of an eating disorder every hour. This book provides a profile of the condition, distilling and consolidating scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of top 10 essential questions begins the book, providing quick-access answers to readers' most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic, covering basics such as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, plus issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book, accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Essential Questions.
1: What Are Eating Disorders?.
2: The History of Eating Disorders.
3: Causes and Risk Factors.
4: Signs and Symptoms.
5: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management.
6: Long-Term Prognosis and Potential Complications.
7: Effects on Family and Friends.
8: Prevention.
9: Issues and Controversies.
10: Current Research and Future Directions.
Case Illustrations.
Directory of Resources.
About the Authors.