Hot Topics: Eating Disorders: When Food Is an Obsession, 1st Edition

  • Kristen Rajczak Nelson
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560157
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560154
  • DDC: 616.8526
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Eating disorders are mental illnesses that have dangerous physical consequences. Young adults are most at risk for developing these disorders. This volume aims to educate readers about the causes and effects of disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating. Fact boxes highlight the stories of celebrities who struggle with these issues, and full-color photographs show the unglamorous reality of living with an eating disorder. Websites are provided to promote healthy lifestyles as well as give help to readers who are already battling these serious conditions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Not Another Fad Diet.
1: What is an Eating Disorder?.
2: Who is at Risk?.
3: The Thin Ideal.
4: Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders.
5: Changing the Conversation.
Discussion Questions.
Organizations to Contact.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.