Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 4th Ed.

Teen Health Series

Eating Disorders Information for Teens, 4th 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, 4th 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.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

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 discusses how the media can shape perceptions about eating disorders.

Part Two: Understanding Eating And Body Image Disorders provides facts about the three most common types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. It also offers information about rumination disorder, sleep eating syndrome, and pica. It discusses concerns related to compulsive exercise, female athlete triad, and body dysmorphic disorder. Myths related to weight loss and nutrition are also explored.

Part Three: Medical Consequences And Co-Occurring Concerns summarizes some of the most commonly experienced physical and mental problems associated with eating disorders, including the effects of inadequate nutrition and 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, and it provides a self-assessment questionnaire readers can use to better understand whether they need to be evaluated by a healthcare professional for the potential presence of an eating disorder. 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 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 offers directories of resources for more information about eating disorders, nutrition, weight management, and physical and mental fitness.

 

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • 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