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Eating Disorders and Self-Silencing: A Function-Focused Approach to Treatment

Josie Geller, Suja Srikameswaran, and Stephanie Cassin

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines self-silencing and loss of voice in women's experiences of eating disorders. The authors put forward a model that links etiological perspectives, self-silencing, and eating ... More


Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Jacqueline Corcoran

in Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375718
eISBN:
9780199865529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375718.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

Rates of diagnosable anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are low in youth because DSM criteria is not typically applicable to adolescents. Therefore, the majority of teens seeking ... More


Autonomy and Control in Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers whether eating disordered behaviour is autonomous. This would have important ethical implications, as there is a prima facie ethical obligation to respect autonomous behaviour. ... More


Scientific Understanding of Eating Disorder s

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the organic basis of eating disorders, and discusses whether eating disorders are a form of addiction. Gene variations seem to be involved in both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. ... More


Conclusions: The Need for Change

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This conclusive chapter summarises the content of each chapter. It argues that helping people with eating disorders means questioning ordinary moral values and beliefs. The focus should shift from ... More


Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Simona Giordano

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Understanding Eating Disorders is an original contribution to the field of healthcare ethics. It develops a new theory concerning the moral basis of eating disorders, and places such ... More


The Relevance of Pathological Altruism to Eating Disorders

Rachel Bachner-Melman

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0075
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Much anecdotal, clinical, and research evidence highlights the tendency of individuals with eating disorders to deprive themselves while satisfying others’ needs. A combination of and interaction ... More


 Treatment of Minors

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to decisions involving teenage pregnancy and motherhood, confidentiality, female genital surgery, and eating disorders are presented. For each topic, empirical ... More


A Critique of the Systemic and Sociological Approaches to Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a critique of systemic and sociological approaches to eating disorders. The fundamental assumption of these approaches is that mental disorders are adaptations to illogic and ... More


The Role of Expectations in the Genesis of Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores family dynamics recurrent in families with an eating disordered person. According to clinical studies, these families present similar traits. Clinical studies agree that in ... More


The Society of the Person with Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Eating disorders are found nearly exclusively in Western countries, and mainly affect women. This chapter explores the social issues around eating disorders. It attempts to explain why the majority ... More


Issues of teacher training in the prevention of eating disorders and childhood obesity in schools

Zali Yager

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an overview of the many issues that surround teacher training for childhood obesity and eating disorder prevention, including issues of professional knowledge, personal ... More


Blame Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the main ways in which blame and responsibility for a perceived obesity epidemic are typically framed, including as resulting from bad individual choices, sociocultural factors, ... More


Adolescent Body Image and Eating in the Media: Trends and Implications for Adolescent Health

Kristen Harrison

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Body image and eating behavior are important factors in adolescent development because they can have grave effects, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. Over 36% of deaths in the U.S. have ... More


Effective Interventions for Students With Eating Disorders

Theresa J. Early

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Eating disorders are an important concern for school social workers and mental health personnel because these disorders often begin in adolescence. A number of school-based interventions aimed at ... More


Victims or Persecutors? The Moral Logic at the Heart of Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a critical analysis of family studies of eating disorders. These studies leave important questions unanswered: why do people suffer when significant others have inappropriate ... More


Assessing disorders of awareness and representation of body parts

Carlo Semenza

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.12
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the various pathological conditions involved in disorders of awareness and representation of body parts. It then discusses autotopagnosia, personal neglect ... More


The learned nature of binge eating

Anita Jansen

in Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547877
eISBN:
9780191724275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines the learned nature of binge eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating with marked stress regarding binge eating but without the characteristic compensatory ... More


Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Rela: New Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disorders

Otto F. Kernberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101805
eISBN:
9780300128383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101805.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This book presents thoughts on the latest psychodynamic developments and insights related to treatment of severe personality disorders. Dividing discussions into two sections—one on psychopathology ... More


Foraging

Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses foraging behavior in rats. It describes eating behavior, food protection and theft, food carrying, and some aspects of their neural control. The rich array of behaviors related ... More


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