Eating DisordersUnknown - 2008
In this digital age, young kids are highly impressionable about looks. Reality stars seemingly snap perfect party pics that trend within seconds. With a body-conscious society, it's easy for someone less secure in their personal strengths to develop eating disorders. There are also mental disorders associated with it. This incredible collection of personal narratives describes the causes, consequences, and treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating. One essay shares the story of a promising and aspiring ballet dancer, who developed anorexia as a teenager. Another essayist, who gained national fame after losing half her body weight, relates how food addiction and compulsive eating are not easily overcome. Another essay comes from a nurse practitioner and health educator who discusses her dual roles as professional and parent as her daughter undergoes treatment for an eating disorder. Give your readers a most factual and compelling look at eating disorders.
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2008
Branch Call Number: YA 616.8526
Characteristics: 99 pages ;,23 cm
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