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Eating disorders

Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the severity of eating disorders as a public health threat, the causes that contribute to them, treatment, and media/Internet coverage.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 9780737733488 0737733489 9780737733495 0737733497
OCLC Number: 85162217
Description: 244 p.
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.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.
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Addresses the severity of eating disorders as a public health threat, the causes that contribute to them, treatment, and media/Internet coverage.

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