Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current research (psychological and biological) and treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease.
This program answers two important questions: what are eating disorders, and what causes them? The program specifically examines anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating syndrome. Seven females who have all suffered from eating disorders, the father of a woman who died as a result of her disorder, and health professionals offer their insights and knowledge. These interviews are highlighted by dramatic sequences designed to encourage a greater understanding of the issues and emotions associated with eating disorders.
Comprehensive report, based on a thorough review of the literature, on the current effective use, sequencing, comparative risks/benefits, and integration of psychotropic medications and psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents. Intended as a basic yet comprehensive framework for mental health providers. The disorders addressed include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism and schizophrenia, and others.
Bringing together leading authorities, this comprehensive volume integrates the best current knowledge and treatment approaches for eating disorders in children and adolescents. The book reveals how anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disorders present differently developmentally and explains their potentially far-reaching impact on psychological, physical, and neurobiological development. It provides guidelines for developmentally sound assessment and diagnosis, with attention to assessment challenges unique to this population. Detailed descriptions of evidence-based therapies are illustrated with vivid case examples.
A history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. A tableau of female self-denial. Incisive, compassionate, illuminating, offering real understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all women who are interested in the origins and future of this complex, modern and characteristically female disease.
Departing from the scholarly treatment of addiction, this book instead focuses on the lived experience of addiction and the ways in which it is shaped by a 'metaphor of waste', from the manner in which people describe the addict, the experience of inebriation or his or her systematic exclusion from various aspects of American culture. Analyses scientific and popular cultural texts such as novels and films, scholarly or medical models of addiction, reality television, TV drama, public health and anti-addiction campaigns, and the lives of celebrities who struggled with addiction. It advances the idea that addiction constitutes a site of social control beyond the individual, through which American citizenship is regulated and the 'nation' itself is imagined, demarcated, and contained. As such, it will appeal to scholars of popular culture, cultural and media studies, performance studies, sociology and American culture.
Brings together the most recent clinical research concerning all facets of these distinct but interrelated disorders, providing a current overview of the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Reviews a diagnostic schema of eating disorders from the perspectives of cross-cultural, longitudinal, and family studies. It presents the psychobiology of anorexia and bulimia nervosa in the context of neuroendocrinology and the psychological perceptions associated with eating behavior. The book also examines the family's contribution to the development and maintenance of eating disorders from the perspective of family interaction studies. The final section of this book reviews the latest developments in therapy and treatments.
Brings together many of the most distinguished researchers and clinicians in the field of food misuse. It presents current research while focusing on the application of this new knowledge. It covers both eating disorders and obesity in one volume, thus positioning obesity firmly at one end of the food misuse continuum. Includes psychological and cultural aspects of food use, using CBT for treating eating disorders, and CBT group therapy for obesity.
One of the nation's most distinguished child and adolescent psychiatrists examines the warning signs, risk factors, and key symptoms that offer important clues about depression. He also illustrates a broad range of treatment options including SSRI antidepressants as well as non-pharmaceutical approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy.
In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. Nic paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait--but not one without hope.
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery.
In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.
Carrie Arnold developed anorexia as an adolescent and nearly lost her life to the disease. She tells the story of her descent into anorexia, how and why she fell victim to this mysterious illness, and how she was able to seek help and recover after years of therapy and hardwork.
Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and step into a netherworld where up is down and food is greed, where death is honor and flesh is weak? In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she re-creates the experience and illuminates the tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes that underlie eating disorders. Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back -- on her own terms.