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Eating Disorders (The Facts) [Paperback]

Suzanne Abraham
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16 Oct 2008 The Facts
The eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity - affect many thousands of people each year, particularly young women. Eating disorders are a subject which parents today cannot study enough; it is believed that over 1 million people in the UK alone have a significant problem with an eating disorder and that up to 90,000 of those are recieving treatment.

Eating Disorders: The Facts is a guide to the three major eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and obesity. This comprehensive 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 the sexual maturation process, and further chapters look at the problems that the family or friends of someone with an eating disorder may face, providing advice on how they can cope and provide support and help for the sufferer. This sixth edition contains numerous case history outlines, which provide surprising insights into the mind of the eating disorder sufferer, making it easier for patients and their families to read and dip into as needed. Sympathetically and clearly written, the book provides an authoritative resource on eating disorders, one that will prove valuable for sufferers and their families.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 6 edition (16 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199551014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199551019
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...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)

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Highly commended in the Popular Medicine Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009

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3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe dated 22 Jun 2014
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Shame it only focused on females. I think there are better comprehensive books out there. This aside it is informative and we'll written
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 20 Dec 2013
By J S
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I love this range of books and am gradually collecting them all . This one is particularly good. So informative and easy to read and understand? Topic covered in depth. Love the way it is laid out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but that's it 28 Feb 2013
By KM
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Very basic information. Lists obesity as an eating disorder, which is disgustingly wrong - obesity is when a person has a BMI value over 30, not a mental illness. Recommends a calorie-counting 'diet' as a cure for this brand new mental illness of 'obesity'. I'm assuming BED is what they meant by obesity, but even then, a diet is not a cure. On the other hand, they did describe the treatment process for anorexia in detail. Oh, I don't know. I thought that this was a arap book written by people who I hope will never treat individuals with eating disorders, if I'm being honest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it 12 Feb 2010
By LMV
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This book made me understand the psychological causes of the bulimia I'd suffered for years and from that moment on I was able to stop the behaviour. This book saved my sanity, I think it's a must for everybody who suffers from an eating disorder. I am an intelligent person and yet could not work out why I kept doing that to myself, until I read this book. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 31 Aug 2014
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The Facts books are one of the best books I find for learning, they explain in terms I can understand and tend to have more information than other books
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