When Dieting Becomes Dangerous: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Anorexia and Bulimia

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Yale University Press, 2003 - Psychology - 154 pages
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This primer on anorexia and bulimia is aimed at patients and the people who care about them. Written in straightforward language by two experts in the field, it describes the symptoms and warning signs of eating disorders, explains their presumed causes and complexities, and suggests effective treatments.
 

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Contents

one Introduction
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three Who Is Likely to Develop an Eating Disorder?
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four Why Does Someone Develop an Eating Disorder?
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seven Are Eating Disorders Different in Males?
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eight How Does a Nonspecialist Assess Treat and Refer
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a Professional Resources and Organizations with
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Index
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Susan G. Willard, director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital, is professor in the department of psychiatry and neurology and the department of pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

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