Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

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Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention. Edited by Justine J. Reel. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2013. 498 p. Acid free $100 (ISBN: 9781-4408-0058-0). E-book available (978-1-4408-0059-7), call for pricing.

Most recently, the only encyclopedic resource to make eating disorders an integral part of its focus was Dana K. Cassell and David H. Gleaves' The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders (Facts On File, 2000), leaving a gap filled by Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention. There are 175 articles included in the 498 page, single volume encyclopedia. The articles are arranged alphabetically following a loose formatting that generally includes the topic's definition, overview and history, related articles, conclusion and bibliography. Article length averages 2 pages, though at times they vary widely in length from 1 to 7 pages, and some are accompanied by photographs or illustrations. Also included are a table of contents, timeline, appendix containing two case illustrations, and index.

Eating Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention covers all eating disorders recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It addresses possible origins of distorted body image from participation in aesthetic sports, team sports, family influences, certain social groups, and personality disorders. …

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