Living with Eating Disorders by Sheila Cooperman, Sara Dulaney Gilbert
  

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Living with Eating Disorders by Sheila Cooperman, Sara Dulaney Gilbert

This is a helpful guide for teens struggling with eating disorders.Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress about body shape or weight. More than 1 million American teenagers and preteens currently suffer from an eating disorder. While eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating, mainly affect girls and young women, these serious and potentially fatal disorders are now prevalent in children as young as nine and, increasingly, boys and men as well. The causes of eating disorders are complex, and include physical, emotional, and social factors. Eating disorders are not simply bad habits or difficult behavior that can be controlled; they are medical conditions that require professional attention. Treatment needs vary by the individual but generally include a combination of psychotherapy and attention to medical and nutritional needs.This helpful new guide provides a wealth of practical information on eating disorders, from their signs and symptoms to various treatment options and the consequences on daily life. Sidebars, appendixes with useful resources, and further reading guide additional exploration, and case studies and real-life examples throughout the book illustrate the impact of living with an eating disorder.

About the Author

Sheila Cooperman, M.D., is the Service Chief for the Eating Disorders and Adolescent Programs at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Board certified in psychiatry and neurology, she has published and lectured on adolescent issues including eating disorders and substance abuse. Sara Dulaney Gilbert, M.A., is the author of more than 28 books in the fields of health, life management, education, child-raising, and personal development. Her articles have been published in more than a dozen national magazines including Ms., New York Times Magazine, Travel, and Scholastic. Gilbert is a graduate of Barnard College and New York University, where she earned her master's degree in education. She lives in Cold Spring, New York.

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Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Sheila Cooperman, Sara Dulaney Gilbert
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Publisher

Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th May 2009

ISBN

9780816077434


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