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Subject: Eating Disorders



Title:  Next to Nothing: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with an Eating Disorder
Author 1: Carrie Arnold
Author 2: B. Timothy Walsh, M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Inc.
Date:  2007
Categories: Eating Disorders
Format: Book
Call Number: E4206

Summary: This book tells the story of Arnold's descent into anorexia, how and why she became anorexic, and how she was able to recover.  In adulthood, she writes this book as a way to offer practical advice and guidance.  This book puts anorexia in simple terms and reveals little known information about the disorder.  It also informs about the various types of pyschotherapy available and discusses how to make the most of treatment.


Title:  When Your Child has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers
Author 1: Abigail H. Natenshon
Author 2:
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers
Date:  1999
Categories: Eating Disorders
Format: Book
Call Number: E4207

Summary: This book guides parents and other caregivers in their efforts to prevent or confront eating disorders in their children.  This workbook is not only about eating disorders, it is about your child, about you, about your relationship with each other, about parenting, and about advocacy.  It helps in making changes and solving problems.  This workbook functions as an interactive teaching device and offers many ideas in positively working with a child with an eating disorder.



Title:  Anorexia (A Phil Donahue Show)
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Publisher: Films For The Humanities
Date:  1987
Categories: Eating Disorders
Format: Video
Call Number: E4200

Summary: Females are 10 times as likely as males to become anorexic- usually bright, verbal, aggressive young people with a strong need to control their environment.  Ironically, in their intense pursuit of thinness, they lose control over their bodies, deranging the brain area that controls appetite function and destroying other body balances and systems- and ultimately starving themselves to death.  Experts on this program explore the onset, detection and cure of anorexia nervosa. 

(Grades 7-12)


Title:  Real People:  Coping with Eating Disorders
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Publisher: Sunburst Communications
Date:  1989
Categories: Eating Disorders
Format: Video
Call Number: E4203

Summary: This video documents the stories of three young people recovering from eating disorders. The video and discussion guide helps teenagers to recognize the reason for and dangers of food and weight obsessions, and to be more sympathetic to peers who may have eating disorders.  For viewers who may have problems coping with food, feelings, and weight, the program provides proof that their suffering and sense of isolation can and will end, because help is available.  (27 min.) 

(Grades 7-12)


Title: Dying to be Thin
Author 1: NOVA
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Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Date: 2000
Categories: Eating Disorders, High School Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: E4204

Summary: This video introduces you to students, ballet dancers, fashion models and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease. Plus, you'll discover how leading eating disorder specialists are making dramatic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these tow potentially lethal diseases. (60 minutes)



Title: Understanding Eating Disorders
Author 1: Human Relations Media
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Publisher: Human Relations Media
Date: 2003
Categories: Eating Disorders, High and Middle School Counseling
Format: Video and Teacher's Guide
Call Number: E4205

Summary: Students will hear from sufferers of eating disorders as well as experts in the field of treating eating disorders. It is hoped that a greater understanding of the causes and issues surrounding eating disorders will help students avoid falling prey to these debilitating illnesses and help them know what to do if they suspect a peer is suffering from an eating disorder.


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