Prevention of Eating Problems and Eating Disorders: Theory, by Michael P. Levine

By Michael P. Levine

This can be the 1st authored quantity to provide an in depth, built-in research of the sphere of consuming difficulties and issues with conception, learn, and useful event from group and developmental psychology, public health and wellbeing, psychiatry, and dietetics. The e-book highlights connections among the prevention of consuming difficulties and issues and thought and study within the parts of prevention and health and wellbeing promoting; theoretical types of chance improvement and prevention (e.g., developmental psychopathology, social cognitive conception, feminist idea, ecological approaches); and similar study at the prevention of smoking and alcohol use. it's the so much complete booklet on hand at the research of prevention courses, particularly on these built for kids and children. The authors assessment the spectrum of consuming difficulties and issues, the comparable threat and protecting elements, the versions that experience guided prevention efforts thus far, the literature at the reports of prevention together with their audience, consequence, and the versions that formed this system, and proposals for curriculum and software improvement and overview. The e-book concludes with a brand new prevention software in accordance with the Feminist Ecological Developmental (FED) version. The 800 + references spotlight paintings performed world wide. The Prevention of consuming difficulties and consuming issues addresses: * Methodologies for assessing and constructing prevention; * the consequences of neuroscience for prevention; * Dramatic raises within the occurrence of weight problems; * The function of boys, males, and the media on physique photograph; * Prevention programming for minority teams; and * no matter if to target fundamental or secondary prevention. meant for clinicians and academicians from disciplines resembling overall healthiness, scientific, developmental, and neighborhood psychology; social paintings; drugs; and public overall healthiness; this publication can also be an amazing textual content for complicated classes on consuming issues taught in departments of psychology, wellbeing and fitness, psychiatry, schooling, and dietetics.

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This approach might be criticized on the basis that the effects of obesity appear to vary across cultures (Kumanyika, 1995). In addition, there are considerable ethnic group differences in rates of obesity. These differences first appear around puberty (Rosner, Prineas, Loggie, & Daniels, 1998). Second, the charts are based on corrected data from national surveys. These data are corrected in the sense that they do not simply reflect national norms. National demographic data would show the average child to be considerably heavier than the CDC growth curves recommend.

Until there is more methodological consistency across studies, it is difficult to evaluate the continuum hypothesis. Some cross-sectional studies compare AN, BN, EDNOS, and non-eating-disordered samples, whereas other studies include normative dieters and chronic dieters. Williamson (2003) conducted a taxometric analysis and factor analysis of large groups of AN, BN, EDNOS, BED, and non-eating-disordered participants. ” Our review of prospective studies and studies including various types of dieters also supports the existence of a continuum of eating problems and disorders.

The examination of these two issues is the focus of this chapter. DSM-IV-TR AND EATING DISORDERS The DSM-IV-TR (2000) definitions of eating disorders are important for several reasons. They may be used to define the goals of prevention programs and thus the measurement instruments commonly used to evaluate the long-term success of these interventions. Many prevention efforts, including grassroots organizations and Web sites (see Appendix A), also use DSM-IV-TR (2000) criteria to describe the disorders to parents, students, and teachers.

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