Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

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For many people, watching what they eat and exercising are important components of healthy lifestyles. For others, however, these concerns become extreme. Some people develop serious disruptions in eating patterns, become fixated on food worries, and experience severe distress about body weight and shape. These obsessions are characteristic of eating disorders, which often first appear during adolescence or young adulthood.

Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, explains how to recognize eating disorders, their diagnosis, and treatment; and provides guidelines for relapse prevention. Facts about medical consequences, co-occurring conditions, and other diseases that may be complicated by an eating disorder are also included. A special section reports on healthy weight management and exercise plans.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 3rd Edition.

Part One: Eating Disorders and Their Risk Factors explains differences between healthy eating patterns and eating disorders, and the types of influences that can lead to disruptions in normal eating patterns. It also offers a statistical look at the prevalence of eating disorders in various segments of the population.

Part Two: Understanding Eating and Body Image Disorders provides facts about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, as well as lesser-known types of eating disorders and compulsive exercise and body dysmorphic disorder.

Part Three: Medical Consequences and Co-Occurring Concerns discusses the effects of inadequate nutrition as well as the risks associated with obesity. It also discusses other conditions that can impact the progression and outcomes of eating disorders.

Part Four: Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders identifies frequently seen signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Information is also included about dietary and mental health treatments, medications, and relapse prevention.

Part Five: Maintaining Healthy Eating and Fitness Habits offers tips for achieving good dietary habits, mental wellness, and physical fitness. It also provides suggestions for identifying an appropriate target weight, a sufficient number of daily calories, and an adequate intake of important nutrients.

Part Six: If You Need More Information provides directories of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


"A very informative tool for teens and parents looking to learn more about eating disorders, with practical tips to improve eating habits and achieve a healthy life style. ... Thorough and organized."

—Doody's Review Service, 2013

"Brisk no-nonsense style of narrative delivers desired information efficiently. ... A valuable source of accurate medical information about the many facets of diagnosing, treating, and preventing recurrence of eating disorders for teens."

—Library Bookwatch, May '13

"Discusses the important and at times deadly topic of eating disorders, which affect more than eight million Americans, many of which are teenagers. ... Written in a straightforward style that will appeal to its teenage audience. The author does not play down the danger of living with an eating disorder and urges those struggling with this problem to seek professional help. This work, as well as others in this series, will be a welcome addition to high school and undergraduate libraries."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2014