Provides information on anorexia and bulimia, and discusses what is involved in recovering from eating disorders.
Examines both sides of the issues surrounding the obsession with image, from beauty standards to societal impact and from individual aspirations of beauty to effects of the beauty and fashion industries.
Describes how the pressures of sports can contribute to the onset of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Discusses what is known and not known about the genetic factors for 90 common conditions, diseases, and disorders. (Includes a chapter on anorexia nervosa.)