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Why women? : gender issues and eating disorders

Author: Bridget Dolan; Inez Gitzinger-Albrecht
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Athlone, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New updated edView all editions and formats
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?

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Genre/Form: Congress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan; Inez Gitzinger-Albrecht
ISBN: 048511450X 9780485114508 0485121069 9780485121063
OCLC Number: 30078429
Description: xiii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Bridget Dolan & Inez Gitzinger ; with a foreword by Susie Orbach.


Explores some of the crucial psychological, behavioural, cultural, exual and political factors which may contribute to the gender specificity of eating disorders.  Read more...


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