Bio-psycho-social contributions to understanding eating disorders

Yael Latzer, Daniel Stein

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This book uniquely combines cutting-edge medical, psychological, and sociocultural topics pertinent to eating disorders. In the medical realm, the book focuses on Eating Disorders’ newly investigated associations with ADHD and sleep disorders, and on innovative treatments of osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa. Novel contributions in the psychological realm address families’ trans-generational transmission of Eating Disorders-related difficulties and novel internet-based treatments for such families. Lastly, in the sociocultural realm, the book discusses social contagion and Pro-Ana websites as increasing risk for disordered eating in young women around the globe. This volume provides readers with more holistic perspectives of each realm and their interplay, to promote Eating Disorders’ understanding, treatment, prevention, and research. It provides various professionals including mental health providers, physicians, nutritionists, and graduate students in these professions.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9783319327426
ISBN (Print)9783319327402
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.


  • Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa
  • Eating disorders and pathological altruism
  • Eating disorders and suicide
  • Eating disorders as a public health issue
  • Health psychology on eating disorders
  • Medical aspects of eating disorders
  • Mothers with eating disorders
  • Psychological aspects and treatment of eating disorders
  • Research of eating disorders
  • Sociocultural aspects of eating disorders
  • Treatment of eating disorders
  • Understanding eating disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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