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Title Eating disorders / Viqi Wagner, book editor.

Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  618.85 EATING    Check Shelf
Description 244 pages.
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages231-234) and index.
Contents Why consider opposing viewpoints? -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Are eating disorders a serious problem? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Eating disorders are a growing public health threat / Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action -- 2. Problem of eating disorders is exaggerated / Malcolm Evans -- 3. Eating disorders primarily affect white Western women / Anne Iverson -- 4. Eating disorders are a growing problem among minority women / Denise Brodey -- 5. Eating disorders contribute to the epidemic of obesity in America / Susan Z. Yanovski -- 6. Obesity epidemic is a myth that promotes eating disorders / Courtney E. Martin -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 2. What causes eating disorders? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Genetics play a significant role in eating disorders / Craig Johnson and Cynthia Bulik -- 2. Eating disorders may be symptoms of chronic physical illness / Randy Schellenberg -- 3. Neurochemical imbalances cause anorexia / Ellen Ruppel Shell -- 4. Eating disorders have multiple complex causes / Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. -- 5. Cultural obsession with thinness is harmful / Mimi Spencer -- 6. Cultural obsession with thinness is not harmful / Polly Vernon -- 7. The fashion industry promotes eating disorders / Janet Treasure et al. -- 8. The fashion industry should not be held responsible for eating disorders / Michelle Cottle -- Periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. What role does the Internet play in eating disorders? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Pro-ana web sites are dangerous and should be condemned / Elanor Taylor -- 2. Pro-ana web sites are valuable and have a right to exist / Angie Rankman -- 3. Controversial web sites glorify anorexia and bulimia / Kristen Depowski and Kelly Hart -- 4. The Internet is an important tool in recovery from eating disorders / Theresia Laksmana -- Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. How should eating disorders be treated? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Involuntary treatment of anorexics is justified / James L. Werth Jr. et al. -- 2. Some anorexics have the right to refuse treatment / Simona Giordano -- 3. Family therapy is the most promising treatment for anorexia / James Lock -- 4. There are no effective treatments for chronic anorexia / Judith Graham -- 5. Medications effectively treat bulimia and binge-eating disorder / Diane Mickley -- 6. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for bulimia and binge-eating disorder / Ann M. Schapman-Williams, James Lock, and Jennifer Couturier -- 7. Effective treatment for eating disorders depends on increasing insurance coverage / Leah Litman -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
Summary Addresses the severity of eating disorders as a public health threat, the causes that contribute to them, treatment, and media/Internet coverage.
Subject Feeding and Eating Disorders -- etiology.
Feeding and Eating Disorders -- therapy.
Eating disorders -- Juvenile literature.
Eating disorders.
Added Author Wagner, Viqi, 1953-
ISBN 9780737733488 hardcover
0737733489 hardcover
9780737733495 paperback
0737733497 paperback
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