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Eating disorders : the facts /
Suzanne Abraham and Derek Llewellyn-Jones.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
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162 p.: ill. --
ISBN
0192614592 :
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
isbn
0192614592 :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3009644
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1985-11:
One of the many books written on the topic in recent years, this work includes discussion of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and obesity as eating disorders. The authors trace back to the cultural belief that to be fat was desirable during times of limited food supplies. With the current abundance of food, emphasis has been on slimness, rather than fatness: the relentless emphasis from the media on being thin has created an adolescent concern about body size. The three eating disorders are described and three explanations-physical, psychological, and social-have been proposed as to their causes. According to the authors, ``eating disorders occur because a person loves food and either seeks to control this love rigorously (anorexia nervosa) or intermittently (bulimia), or has little or no control over eating (obesity).'' Using many case studies (average age 15-19 years), characteristics and management of each disorder is discussed as well as the sexual behaviors associated with eating disorders. A chapter is devoted to the diagnosis and management of each eating disorder. A body-weight index is used for classification of the eating disorders (using the British stone measurement). There is a list of references. For college and public libraries. For reviews of related titles, see Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: and Theory and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia, below.-N.S. Springer, University of Michigan
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