Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2007
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780737733488 (hardcover), 0737733489 (hardcover), 9780737733495 (pbk.), 0737733497 (pbk.), 9780737733488, Language:
Are eating disorders a serious problem? Eating disorders are a growing public health threat / What causes eating disorders? Genetics play a significant role in eating disorders / What role does the Internet play in eating disorders? Pro-ana web sites are dangerous and should be condemned / How should eating disorders be treated? Involuntary treatment of anorexics is justified /
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action ; The problem of eating disorders is exaggerated / Malcolm Evans ; Eating disorders primarily affect white Western women / Anne Iverson ; Eating disorders are a growing problem among minority women / Denise Brodey ; Eating disorders contribute to the epidemic of obesity in America / Susan Z. Yanovski ; The obesity epidemic is a myth that promotes eating disorders / Courtney E. Martin -- Craig Johnson and Cynthia Bulik ; Eating disorders may be symptoms of chronic physical illness / Randy Schellenberg ; Neurochemical imbalances cause anorexia / Ellen Ruppel Shell ; Eating disorders have multiple complex causes / Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. ; Cultural obsession with thinness is harmful / Mimi Spencer ; Cultural obsession with thinness is not harmful / Polly Vernon ; The fashion industry promotes eating disorders / Janet Treasure et al. ; The fashion industry should not be held responsible for eating disorders / Michelle Cottle -- Elanor Taylor ; Pro-ana web sites are valuable and have a right to exist / Angie Rankman ; Controversial web sites glorify anorexia and bulimia / Kristen Depowski and Kelly Hart ; The Internet is an important tool in recovery from eating disorders / Theresia Laksmana -- James L. Werth Jr. et al. ; Some anorexics have the right to refuse treatment / Simona Giordano ; Family therapy is the most promising treatment for anorexia / James Lock ; There are no effective treatments for chronic anorexia / Judith Graham ; Medications effectively treat bulimia and binge-eating disorder / Diane Mickley ; Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for bulimia and binge-eating disorder / Ann M. Schapman-Williams, James Lock, and Jennifer Couturier ; Effective treatment for eating disorders depends on increasing insurance coverage / Leah Litman
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