Eating Disorders

Paperback | December 11, 2015

bySuzanne Abraham

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Eating Disorders: The Facts is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the major eating disorders namely anorexia nervosa, anorexia nervosa not for weight or shape, exercise disorder, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, rumination disorder, binge eating disorder and atypical. Sympathetically and clearly written, this guide considers why eating disorders occur, and then looks at each in turn, describing the eating behaviours, diagnosis, and treatments available.The opening chapters tackle adolescent eating behaviours and infertility, pregnancy and the postpartum period.Case histories and patient perspectives provide insights into the mind of the eating disorder sufferer, making it easier for patients and their families to relate to the topics discussed. Revised and updated new topics include contribution of epigenetics (in utero contribution), attachment in perinatal and early years, and the negative and positive impact of the internet and social media. Eating Disorders: The Facts provides an authoritative resource on eating disorders that willprove valuable for sufferers and their families.

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Eating Disorders: The Facts is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the major eating disorders namely anorexia nervosa, anorexia nervosa not for weight or shape, exercise disorder, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, rumination disorder, binge eating disorder and atypical. Sympathetically and clearly written, this guide considers why...

Suzanne Abraham is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.54 inPublished:December 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198715609

ISBN - 13:9780198715603

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Table of Contents

1. Adolescent eating behaviour2. Eating disorders - an overview3. Why do eating disorders occur?4. Infertiliy, preganancy, and the postpartum period5. Investigation of eating disorders6. General management of eating disorders7. Anorexia nervosa and anorexia nervosa-like disorders8. Treatment and outcome of anorexia nervosa and anorexia nervosa-like disorders9. Bulimia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-like disorders10. Treatment and outcome of bulimia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-like disorders11. Investigation and treatment of binge eating and binge eating-like disordersAppendix A: Body mass index (BMI) charts and height conversionAppendix B: Pounds to kilograms chartAppendix C: QOL ED: Quality of Life relating to eating and exerciseGlossaryIndex

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Review from previous edition "...an interesting addition to the available material for patient information...very comprehensive...useful to anyone wanting to understand a long-term condition - and that would include medical staff." --Pulse GP Magazine