Being overweight, low self-esteem and distorted self-image can lead to mental problems related to eating. If you are interested in this particular topic, then explore this collection of books on eating disorders in PDF format, which will introduce you to its causes, consequences, treatment and prevention.
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Eating disorders are somatizations or outward manifestations of a preoccupation with aspects such as weight, size and food. They are suffered by both men and women, although statistically it is more women who experience them during adolescence or youth, as it is a stage in which social pressure is felt more strongly.
There are three types of eating disorders. Although many people suffer from only one of them, others may develop two or even three, either simultaneously or during specific periods of time.
Anorexia nervosa: This consists of an exaggerated fear of becoming fat, so the person will try to eat very little or nothing, to the point of starving themselves. They also suffer from a distorted self-image, perceiving themselves as fat when they are actually thin or well below their normal weight. They also tend to exercise exaggeratedly.
Bulimia: This takes the form of episodes of excessive food intake, known as “binge eating”. The food is usually unhealthy and the action of overeating generates an unbearable feeling of guilt, as well as an exaggerated fear of gaining weight. As a result, the person decides to vomit or use laxatives (or both).
Binge eating: These are people who also have episodes of compulsive eating, but do not vomit or take laxatives. However, guilt, contempt and shame are very present, which hinders overall well-being.
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Here we present our complete selection of Eating Disorder books:
2) Eating Disorders: Best Practices in Prevention and Intervention
Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders
3) Eating Disorders: a Guide for Friends and Family
Just One Norfolk Health Advice and Support for Children
4) Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions
Nutrition Services Western University
6) Promoting healthy eating and preventing eating disorders in children
Christine Schwartz, Charlotte Waddell, Jen Barican
7) Preventing Eating Disorders by Promoting Media Literacy and Rejecting Harmful Dieting Based Mentalities
11) What the Specialists Want Us to Know: Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders (Presentation)
12) Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recognition and Referral (Presentation)
Alexis M. Fertig
15) What Can We Do To Prevent Eating Disorders (Article)
UW Health University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
16) Eating Disorders: Psychotherapy's Role in Effective Treatment (Article)
American Psychological Association
17) Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults; What's a Primary Care Clinician to do (Article)
19) Underweight, Short Stature and Overweight in Adolescents and Young Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (Article)
Camila Chaparro, Chessa Lutter
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