Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

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The physical and psychological toll of eating disorders is high. Suicide, depression, and severe anxiety are common, and eating disorders can also lead to complications such as cardiac arrhythmia, cognitive impairment, osteoporosis, infertility, or even death. Furthermore, estimates suggest that only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment, even though these diseases can be treated successfully.

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns. It explains the factors that put people at risk for developing eating disorders, and it discusses the adverse effects and the methods used to prevent, diagnose, and treat these disorders.

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 I: What Are Eating Disorders? defines eating disorders and explains how they differ from disordered and normal eating patterns. It describes the most common types of eating disorders and other related concerns, such as body dysmorphic disorder and compulsive exercising that often accompany them, and also examines popular eating disorder myths in detail.

Part II: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders describes the populations most at risk for eating disorders and offers suggestions to help prevent eating disorders in these groups. It also describes other problems that frequently co-occur with eating disorders.

Part III: Causes of Eating Disorders explains various factors that may lead to the development of eating disorders. Environmental factors, such as bullying, that can cause eating disorders are also described, as well as the effect of the media in distorting body image and encouraging these disorders.

Part IV: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders provides information about the adverse—and sometimes fatal—physical health effects of eating disorders, including infertility, oral health problems, osteoporosis, and gallstones.

Part V: Recognizing and Treating Eating Disorders describes the physiological and warning signs of eating disorders and provides suggestions for confronting a person with an eating disorder. It explains the treatment process, from determining the level of care needed to choosing a therapist and treatment facility, and it details the different treatment options available, including medications, psycho-therapeutic approaches, and nutritional support, along with treatment options for complications arising due to eating disorder. Issues common to the recovery process are also discussed.

Part VI: Preventing Eating Disorders and Achieving a Healthy Weight offers guidelines for the prevention of eating disorders, including tips for promoting self-esteem and a positive body image. It explains how people can determine a medically optimal weight for themselves, and offers suggestions for safe weight gain, loss, and maintenance. Nutrition guidelines and suggestions for exercising safely are also included.

Part VII: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to eating disorders and a directory of resources for additional help and support.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, along with selected original material
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts

Reviews

“A meaningful contribution to Omnigraphics' Health Reference Series, this volume provides librarians and users with a unique, useful, thoughtfully crafted, and trustworthy resource.

The book’s outstanding format and organization allows readers to comprehend and follow relevant content and terms. The construction of the book meshes well with its organization and lends itself successfully to the study of eating disorders. The author supplies an in-depth analysis of various topics of interest often glossed over in basic health textbook chapters, pamphlets, and brochures. The orderliness of the book conforms to an academic curriculum. The author provides excellent material and content, enhanced by well-defined organization.

Middle schools, high schools, community colleges, and universities will value this book as an essential addition to their library reference shelves. Health organizations and school counselors will benefit from purchasing this timely publication as a reference book.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017