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Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa - An Optimistic Guide to Understanding and Healing (Paperback, Updated ed) Loot Price: R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 You Save: R36 (15%)

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Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa - An Optimistic Guide to Understanding and Healing (Paperback, Updated ed)

Alexander R. Lucas

Series: Developmental Perspectives in Psychiatry

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Emotionally and physically devastating, anorexia nervosa is the third most common chronic illness in teenage girls, striking one in every two hundred (boys only make up 10% of all cases). And while there are many books on the subject, most are either personal accounts of recovery or attempts to explain the disease from only one perspective, be it psychoanalytic, behavioural, cultural, or biological. Now, in this much-needed resource, Dr. Alexander Lucas draws on 40 years of experience mostly at the Mayo Clinic to offer clear guidance and authoritative advice on how to overcome anorexia nervosa. Based on his own unique research with thousands of patients, and striking a careful balance between psychological, cultural, and biological approaches, Dr. Lucas demystifies this seemingly irrational disease and guides parents through the harrowing process of recovery. The book defines anorexia, illustrates how it can evolve and how common it really is, and outlines every part of the treatment process, from the early warning signs that parents should watch out for, to the initial evaluation, to specific treatment plans. Dr. Lucas emphasizes the patient's role in defining the healing process, with the support of the family and medical team. Throughout the book, he counsels optimism, stressing that in spite of the destructive power of the disease, most who suffer from anorexia nervosa fully recover and are able to live normal, healthy, and productive lives. In his new Introduction, Dr. Lucas stresses the need for controlled studies of treatment in anorexia nervosa, and reiterates the hard truth that anorexia will always be a complex disorder that takes time and patience to overcome. For anyone seeking level-headed, medically sound, and comprehensive guidance on the most effective treatments for this life-threatening disorder, Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa offers a wealth of reliable, reassuring information.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: Developmental Perspectives in Psychiatry
Release date: April 2008
First published: April 2008
Authors: Alexander R. Lucas
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 182
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-534080-8
Barcode: 9780195340808
Categories: Promotions
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with eating disorders
LSN: 0-19-534080-9

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