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Rumney, Avis
Dying to please : anorexia, treatment and recovery / Avis Rumney
Alternate Title Anorexia, treatment and recovery
2nd ed
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RC552.A5 R85 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Anorexia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa -- Treatment
Eating disorders
Eating disorders -- Treatment
Physical Description viii, 190 p. ; 26 cm
Summary "With this second edition, the author, a recovered anorexic, draws upon her own experience with the disorder and with treatment, and has combined this with extensive research to produce a comprehensive account of the symptoms, causes and treatments of anorexia nervosa. It includes a directory of organizations for treatment of eating disorders and resources for information and referral"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-186) and index
Contents Acknowledgments -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Anorexia -- 1. The paradox of self-annihilation in service of self-preservation -- 2. What is anorexia and what causes it? -- What is anorexia nervosa? -- How prevalent is anorexia nervosa? -- What causes anorexia nervosa? -- Is anorexia an addiction? -- 3. Uses and misuses of the Internet -- 4. Disorders that may accompany anorexia -- Depression -- Anxiety and anxiety disorders -- Body dysmorphic disorder -- Bulimia nervosa -- Alcohol or drug addiction -- Personality disorders -- 5. Some attributes of anorexia -- Perfectionism -- Competition -- Unresolved grief -- Immature sexuality and relationships -- Distortion of body image -- pt. 2. Treatment and recovery -- 6. Understanding recovery -- What constitutes cure? -- Challenges in evaluating recovery -- The foundation of recovery : development of a coherent sense of self -- My journey towards self-development -- 7. Approaching treatment -- Essential components in the treatment of anorexia nervosa -- Considerations in treatment -- Aspects of treatment -- 8. Therapy for an anorexic -- Psychotherapeutic modalities -- Experiential modalities -- Psychopharmacology -- 9. Therapy for families and family members -- Family therapy -- Therapy for individual family members -- 10. 12-step programs -- 11. Intervention -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Treatment centers for eating disorders -- Appendix B. Resources for information and referral -- Bibliography -- Internet references -- Index

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