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Why women? : gender issues and eating disorders

Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are now so prevalent that they affect more than 1 in 100 women in Western Europe. Yet only a handful of specialist treatment centres exists and little funding is available for research to combat these problems. Is this because the majority of those people affected are women? If eating disorders affected 1 in 100 men would more be done to eradicate them?
Print Book, English, 1994
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Athlone, London, 1994
Conference papers and proceedings
xiii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780485114508, 9780485121063, 048511450X, 0485121069
Why women? Gender issues and eating disorders: introduction / Bridget Dolan
Female sex-role conflicts and eating disorders / Winny Weeda-Mannak
On the relationship between daughters and mothers with regard to bulimia nervosa / Karin Bell
How important is body image for normal weight bulimics? Implications for research and treatment / Judith Bullerwell-Ravar
The media influence on eating problems / Glen Waller & Julie Shaw
Women therapists for women patients? / Rose Stockwell, Bridget Dolan
Can women with eating disorders benefit from a male therapist? / Werner Kopp
Self-help groups for women with bulimia nervosa / Jennifer Munro & Malcolm Laing
Psycho-social factors in eating disorders explored through psychodrama and art therapy / Mary Levens
Using the metaphors of compulsive eating in groups / Sheila Ritchie
Eating patterns and unwanted sexual experiences / Rachel Calam & Peter Slade
A sexual education programme for women with eating disorders / Ellie van Vrecken & Walter Vandereycken
Self-help groups for people with eating disorders: Is there a place for men? / Pat Hartley
Anorexia nervosa in boys / Rachel Bryant-Waugh