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Anorexia

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: Farmington, Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Millions suffer from anorexia, a debilitating eating disorder. This thoughtful revision considers the physical, social, and psychological aspects of this puzzling disorder and includes new viewpoints exploring anorexia in men, older women, and women throughout the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737721782 9780737721782 0737721790 9780737721799
OCLC Number: 56809453
Description: 110 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Anorexia : an overview / Harvard Mental Health Letter --
2. The signs of anorexia / Roberto Eguia, Alicia Bello --
3. Experiences of a female anorexic / Christy Heitger-Casbon --
4. Experiences of a male anorexic / Thomas Holbrook --
5. Anorexia occurs among African Americans / Shannah Tharp-Taylor --
6. Anorexia can strike older women / Sabrina Rubin Erdely --
7. Athletes are more vulnerable to anorexia than nonathletes / Lynette Lamb --
8. Anorexia is becoming a problem in Asia / Jessi Hempel --
9. Anorexics derive a sense of control from their behavior / Kyffin Webb --
10. Anorexics lose control due to their behavior / Lana D'Amico --
11. Poor body image leads to anorexia / Kathiann M. Kowalski --
12. Anorexia may have a biological basis / Emily Sohn --
13. Anorexics often resist treatment / Joel Yeager --
14. Family-based treatment is effective for anorexics / James Lock.
Series Title: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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Millions suffer from anorexia, a debilitating eating disorder. This thoughtful revision considers the physical, social, and psychological aspects of this puzzling disorder and includes new viewpoints exploring anorexia in men, older women, and women throughout the world.

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