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Living with anorexia and bulimia

Author: James Moorey
Publisher: Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1991.
Series: Living with.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a guide to living with the problems and stresses that arise when people suffer from the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia. The book offers guidance on how the disorders come about, how  Read more...

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Moorey, James, 1954-
Living with anorexia and bulimia.
Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)664616816
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Moorey
ISBN: 0719033683 9780719033681 0719033691 9780719033698
OCLC Number: 23901124
Description: x, 144, [2] pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Anorexia and bulimia: what are they? Purification and protest. Fraud and exhibition. Health and beauty. "A peculiar form of disease" Starvation as symbol and metaphor. Summary --
2. Identifying anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Differentiation. "The tip of an iceberg"? Summary --
3. What causes anorexia and bulimia? Predisposing factors. Precipitating factors. Perpetuating factors. Summary --
4. Are parents to blame? "Anorexogenic mothers"? "Anorexic families"? The family as bearer of culture. Anecdotes and clinical impressions. Are parents to blame? Summary --
5. How can parents help? Recognising early signs. Seeking help. Assisting recovery. Emergency situations --
6. How can relatives, partners and friends help? --
7. Self-help. Personal responsibility. "Underlying issues" Self-help groups. Benefits of self-help groups. Reservations about self-help groups. Self-help strategies --
8. Providing support. Listening. Responding. Practical assistance. Summary --
9. Therapy and outcome. Therapy. Available therapies. Outcome. On choosing therapy and a therapist. The process of therapy and recovery --
Appendix 1: Useful addresses --
Appendix 2: Suggestions for further reading.
Series Title: Living with.
Responsibility: James Moorey.

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