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Decoding Anorexia

Author : Carrie Arnold
ISBN : 9780415898676
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Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of what biological differences mean to sufferers. Author Carrie Arnold, a trained scientist, science writer, and past sufferer of anorexia, speaks with clinicians, researchers, parents, other family members, and sufferers about the factors that make one vulnerable to anorexia, the neurochemistry behind the call of starvation, and why it's so hard to leave anorexia behind. She also addresses: • How environment is still important and influences behaviors • The characteristics of people at high risk for developing anorexia nervosa • Why anorexics find starvation “rewarding” • Why denial is such a salient feature, and how sufferers can overcome it Carrie also includes interviews with key figures in the field who explain their work and how it contributes to our understanding of anorexia. Long thought to be a psychosocial disease of fickle teens, this book alters the way anorexia is understood and treated and gives patients, their doctors, and their family members hope.

Anorexia Nervosa

Author : Janet Treasure
ISBN : 9781134620838
Genre : Psychology
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The highly respected and widely known Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Sufferers and Friends was written in 1997. This long-awaited new edition builds on the work of the first book, providing essential new and updated research outcomes on anorexia nervosa. It offers a unique insight and guidance into the recovery process for those who suffer from an eating disorder as well as advice and information for their loved ones. Written collaboratively by both an expert in the field and someone with personal experience of eating disorders, this book offers exceptional understanding of the issues surrounding the illness. Divided into four sections, it includes: an outline of anorexia nervosa coping strategies for sufferers advice and information for families, carers and friends guidelines for professionals who are involved in the sufferer’s life. Families, friends, carers and professionals such as teachers and GPs are encouraged to read all sections in order to fully understand the illness. With an emphasis on collaboration and a layout that enables content to be referenced and read in any order, this book is an essential resource for anyone affected, directly or indirectly, by anorexia nervosa.

Eating Disorders

Author : Julia Garbus
ISBN : 9780737772395
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders states that approximately eight million people in the U.S. have anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and related eating disorders. This population includes both females and males, but as one essayist states in this book, for males with eating disorders, finding treatment can be difficult. Another essayist, Carrie Arnold, asks and answers the question of whether anorexia is a cultural disease. The National Institute of Mental Health essay provides a complete introduction and overview of eating disorders. Readers will also evaluate what factors contribute to eating disorders, and treatment and recovery issues.

Eating Disorders In America A Reference Handbook

Author : David E. Newton
ISBN : 9781440858604
Genre : Psychology
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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. • Provides an introduction to the history of eating disorders in society, a topic less well known and discussed than others in the social sciences • Offers comprehensive discussion of the whole range of eating disorders, rather than the two most commonly covered (bulimia and anorexia), along with a review of the risk factors, causes, prevention, and treatment of each • Outlines the ongoing debate concerning the possible causes of eating disorders and how they guide prevention and treatment • Includes a chapter on individual perspectives about specific cases of, experiences with, and attitudes toward eating disorders in today's world

Forest Ecology

Author : Stephen Hopkins Spurr
ISBN : 0894646591
Genre : Science
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This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs. Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Written by both field teachers and researchers of forest ecology and practitioners of forest ecology in both public and private arenas. Treats traditional plant ecology topics of community, succession, biota from a landscape ecosystem perspective, also emphasizes earth science.

Ed Says U Said

Author : June Alexander
ISBN : 9781849053310
Genre : Self-Help
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Explains the kind of communication problems that can happen between someone suffering from an eating disorder and their caretakers, physicians, and counselors.

Why She Feels Fat

Author : Johanna Marie McShane
ISBN : 9780936077291
Genre : Psychology
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Eating disorders are perplexing, frustrating, and seem to make no sense to the families and friends of sufferers. The intent of this book is to explain why your loved one has an eating disorder so that you can understand these baffling disorders and help in the recovery process. Throughout the book you are taken into the world of eating disorders, shown what anorexia and bulimia mean to sufferers, and how they live day to day'obsessed with thoughts of calories, fat, body size, and weight. First, the reader is given an introduction to anorexia and bulimia. Here, the most commons signs and symptoms are discussed along with medical complications. In the second section the focus is on detailing the subjective experiences of those who suffer with eating disorders. This section will help you'as a parent, sibling, spouse, friend, or other loved one'understand what an eating disorder is like from the perspective of the person living with it. The final section deals with directions for treatment and what to expect as your loved one recovers.

Celibacy Culture And Society

Author : Elisa Janine Sobo
ISBN : 0299171647
Genre : Psychology
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This work is a cross-cultural inquiry into the practice of celibacy around the world and through the ages, among groups as diverse as: Kenyan villagers; US prisoners; Mazatec shamans; Buddhist nuns and monks; Shaker Church members; and anorexic women. The examples of celibacy described illustrate the complex relationship between human sexuality and its particular sociocultural context. Ideas about the body, gender, family, work, religion, health, and other dimensions of life come sharply into focus as the contributors examine many practices and institutions surrounding sexual abstinence. They show that, though celibacy is certainly sometimes a punishment or a deliberate ritual abstinence, it also serves many other social and material functions and in some cases contributes to kin-group survival and well-being.

Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia

Author : Izabella Taler
ISBN : PSU:000010999554
Genre : Medical
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Psychobiology And Treatment Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa

Author : Katherine A. Halmi
ISBN : UOM:39015029217299
Genre : Medical
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During the past 15 years, research on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa has grown drastically, providing empirical evidence for a more accurate classification schema of eating disorders. This book brings together the most recent clinical research concerning all facets of these distinct but interrelated disorders, providing a current overview of the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Written by experts in the field, Psychobiology and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa reviews a diagnostic schema of eating disorders from the perspectives of cross-cultural, longitudinal, and family studies. It presents the psychobiology of anorexia and bulimia nervosa in the context of neuroendocrinology and the psychological perceptions associated with eating behavior. The book also examines the family's contribution to the development and maintenance of eating disorders from the perspective of family interaction studies. The final section of this book reviews the latest developments in the integration of psychodynamic concepts into the psychotherapy of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, covers cognitive behavioral approaches, and examines the pharmacological treatment of eating disorders.

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