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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s The Thinnest of Them All? Reflections on Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence
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Authors: Tatiana Zanetti (Department of Neuroscience, University of Padua, Regional Centre of Eating Disorders in Padua, Padova, Italy) 
Book Description:
Teenagers are the most vulnerable subjects for the onset of Anorexia Nervosa (AN), in the period they start facing important body changes as well as a new status of authonomy and independence. AN is considered a severe health problem with mental and physical consequences that may be life-threatening. When a teenager is suffering from an eating disorder his/her parents are suffering too, feeling powerless, frustrated and preoccupied. So they also need help. The special focus of this book is on Anorexia Nervosa in adolescence.

The book is divided in three parts. A first general part with the description of what AN is and how it may interfere with the natural growth and development during adolescence, a second part in which psychopathological signs and symptoms as well as neuropsychological features of AN are presented and finally a third part dealing with the assessment and the treatment. In this last part different evidence-based approaches are presented and discussed, with a particular emphasis on the model used by the Eating Disorder Unit in Padova, Italy.

This book is addressed to therapists, healthcare workers, primary care physicians and mental care trainees and to all those who can get in touch with people at risk to develop or still suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, but, as it is written in a very easy and direct style, it can be addressed to patients, parents, teachers and coaches as well.

It may be a tool to improve the detection of warning signs and symptoms of AN for early diagnosis, a tool to better understand what AN can mean to young affected people, and it can also be a useful guide in clinical practice. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp,xi-xiv

Acknowledgments pp,xv-xvi


Chapter 1: Developmental Tasks during Adolescence pp,3-10

Chapter 2: Anorexia Nervosa: Its Interference on the Natural Developmental Path pp,11-16


Chapter 3: Psychopathology of Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexic Behaviors pp,19-34

Chapter 4: Psychopathology of Anorexia Nervosa: Cognitive Features pp,35-44

Chapter 5: Psychopathology of Anorexia Nervosa: Individual and Interpersonal Psychological Features pp,45-68

Chapter 6: Neuropsychology of Anorexia Nervosa pp,69-78

Chapter 7: Psychiatric Comorbidity in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Patients pp,79-84

Chapter 8: Medical Complications in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Chapter 9: Multidimensional Assessment pp,97 -124

Chapter 10: Outpatient Treatment of Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
Chapter 11: Supporting the Family pp,151-164

Conclusions pp,165-166

References pp,167-180

Index pp,181-193

      Eating Disorders in the 21st Century
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2014 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 209, 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63117-081-2
   Status: AV
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