The Eating Disorders Sourcebook A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Sound, sensitive advice for overcoming an eating disorderAnorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise addictions . . . these disorders can be devastating, but they are in no way unbeatable. Therapist Carolyn Costin, herself recovered from anorexia, brings three decades of experience and the newest research in the field together, providing readers with the latest treatments, from medication and behavioral therapy to alternative remedies.Whether you are living with an eating disorder or you are a loved one or professional helping someone who is,The Eating Disorder Sourcebookwill help you: Recognize and identify eating disorders Discover and work with the underlying causes of an eating disorder Make the right choices when comparing treatment options Understand what is expected in individual, group, and family therapy Know when outpatient treatment is not enough and what else can be done

Author Biography

Carolyn Costin, M.A., M.Ed., M.F.T., has been a specialist in the field of eating disorders for nearly thirty years. She directs the Monte Nido Residential Treatment Facility in Malibu, California, and all of its affiliates. She is also the clinical advisor to the Parent Family Network of the National Eating Disorder Association and an editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
From Diet to Disorder: Problems and Prognosisp. 1
Young, White, and Female: Myth or Reality?p. 35
Activity Disorder: When a Good Thing Goes Badp. 45
Genes or Jeans: What Causes Eating Disorders?p. 59
Eating Disorder Behaviors As Adaptive Functionsp. 75
To Those Who Love Them: Guidelines for Family and Significant Othersp. 85
Assessing the Situationp. 99
Treatment Philosophy and Approachesp. 111
Individual Therapy: Putting the Eating Disorder Out of a Jobp. 131
Sharing the Pain and the Promise in Groupp. 167
Family Therapy: Working with Families and Significant Othersp. 183
Enough About Your Mother, What Did You Eat Today?p. 207
Medical Assessment and Managementp. 227
The Psychiatrist's Role and Psychotropic Medicationp. 251
When Outpatient Treatment Is Not Enoughp. 265
Alternative Approaches to Treating Eating Disordersp. 283
Increasing Awareness and Preventionp. 295
Eating Disorder Organizations and Websitesp. 309
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 315
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 329
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