Eating Disorders: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Treatment Options


Nina Morton (Editor)

Series: Eating Disorders in the 21st Century
BISAC: PSY011000

Body image is a subjective multidimensional construction that has an early and continuous influence on one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Throughout the lifespan, the body image suffers several influences and changes, as it is a complex and contextualized construct. Body image distortion may lead to the development of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are characterized by a persistent disturbance of eating or eating-related behavior that results in altered consumptions or absorptions of food and that can significantly impair physical health or psychological functioning. This book provides an in-depth review of the prevalence of eating disorders. It also discusses several risk factors, and available treatment options for those suffering from eating disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Europe
Marios Argyrides, Natalie Kkeli and Marianna Koutsantoni (Neapolis University Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus, and others)

Chapter 2. Eating Disorders in Athletes
Marios Argyrides and Charis Ioannou (Neapolis University Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus)

Chapter 3. The Superwoman Ideal and Eating Disorders
Sara Martino (Associate Professor of Psychology, Stockton University, NJ, USA)

Chapter 4. ‘I Have a Lean Body, but Somehow it’s Not Enough’: Body Image Perceptions among Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa
Mariana Dimitrov Ulian, Priscila de Morais Sato, Cara Shipley, Gabriel Teixeira de Medeiros, Ramiro Fernandes Unsain, Odilon Roble, and Fernanda Baeza Scagliusi (University of São Paulo, School of Public Health, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5. Immigrant Status and Ethnicity, Risk Factors for Eating Disorders?
Laura Esteban-Gonzalo, Sara Esteban-Gonzalo and Oscar L. Veiga (Faculty of Biomedicine, Nursing Department, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Ethnic Identity as a Predictor of Body Dissatisfaction: A Comparison of Black and White Women
Mary E. Shuttlesworth, Deanne Zotter, Brittany M. Mazur and Katherine Shannon (Department of Psychology, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. A Two-Stage Risk Model for Bulimic Behavior
Heather A. Davis, Anna Marie Ortiz, Alexandra R. D’Agostino, and Gregory T. Smith (University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, and others)

Chapter 8. Planning a Binge is Reinforcing for Women with Bulimia Nervosa: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Carolyn M. Pearson, David S. Chester, David Powell, and Gregory T. Smith (University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and others)

Chapter 9. Child Sexual Abuse as a Risk Factor in Eating Disorders
Rosa Behar, Marcelo Arancibia, Elisa Sepúlveda and Andrea Muga (Department of Psychiatry, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile)

Chapter 10. Barriers to Care in Eating Disorders: How to Combat Eating Disorder Stigmatization?
Hayriye Gulec, Markus Moessner and Stephanie Bauer (Department of Psychology, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 11. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa: Day Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Lindsay J. Moskowitz, Ida Dancyger and Victor M. Fornari (Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Chapter 12. A Twelve-Step Day Treatment Program for Women with Eating Disorders: Examining Treatment Effectiveness and Spiritual Health Benefits
Jennifer A. Boisvert and W. Andrew Harrell (Independent Practice, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 13. Cognitive and Metacognitive Functioning in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa before and after Computer Assisted Cognitive Remediation Therapy: Preliminary Findings
Monica Baiano, Marta Rossi Mel, Pierandrea Salvo, and Davide Carlino (Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, ULSS 10 “Veneto Orientale,” Portogruaro, Venice, Italy)


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