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Too Fat or Too Thin?

A Reference Guide to Eating Disorders

By (author) Cynthia R. Kalodner
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Sep 2005
Dimensions: w 154mm h 235mm d 19mm
Weight: 402g
ISBN-10: 1904424856
ISBN-13: 9781904424857
Barcode No: 9781904424857
Synopsis
A PRACTICAL RESOURCE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, DOCTORS, COUNSELLORS AND THERAPISTS The deluge of information regarding eating disorders can be mystifying and misleading. It's often difficult knowing where to begin and who to trust. This practical resource guide for students and parents dispels the myths surrounding eating disorders by providing factual and historical information on how our understanding of these problems has evolved. This book includes chapters on: anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa compulsive overeating and other disorders Case studies and current research are used in each chapter to describe and explain symptoms, dangers and current theories about what causes such disorders. Medical and psychological issues are thoroughly discussed in a manner accessible for students. Psychological therapies and other forms of treatment are described, providing each treatment's history and effectiveness. Other chapters focus on the prevention of eating problems, the relationship between image disturbances and popular culture and controversies in the field of diagnosis and treatment.

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"Kalodner has written a readable, manageable, and useful introduction to a complicated and confusing topic. A licensed psychologist, she provides background information, statistical data, case examples, resources, and American Psychological Association recommendations....Recommended. General readers, undergraduates, and two-year technical program students."-Choice