Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical by Simona Giordano

By Simona Giordano

Simona Giordano offers the 1st complete philosophical learn of moral concerns within the therapy of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. starting with a finished research of those stipulations and an exploration in their complicated explanations, she then proceeds to deal with criminal and moral dilemmas reminiscent of a patient's refusal of life-saving therapy. Illustrated with many case-studies, Understanding consuming Disorders is an important instrument for someone operating with victims of those a lot misunderstood stipulations, and for all these ethicists, legal professionals, and scientific practitioners engaged with the generally suitable concerns they increase.

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Cash and E. A. Deagle, ‘The Nature and Extent of Body-Image Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: A Meta-Analysis’, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22/2 (1997), 107–25. g. R. L. Horne, J. C. Vanvactor, and J. Emerson, ‘Disturbed Body Image in Patients with Eating Disorders’, American Journal of Psychiatry, 148/2 (1991), 211–15. 37 G. Noordenbos, ‘DiVerences between Treated and Untreated Patients with Anorexia Nervosa’, British Review of Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa, 3/2 (1989), 55–60.

Geneva: WHO, 1992). 2. 1 Anorexia nervosa. Diagnostic criteria Early signs may include withdrawal from family and friends, increased sensitivity to criticism, sudden increased interest in physical activity, anxiety or depressive symptoms. Eating Disorders A. , weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected). B. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.

5. The Society of the Eating-Disordered Person Eating disorders seem to be a socially and culturally bound syndrome. They are found in Western or Westernized countries. g. Faccio, Il disturbo alimentare, 30, 32. Fichter and Krenn, Eating Disorders in Males, 369–83. , Ragazze anovessiche e bulimiche, ch. 2. 28 Ibid. 22–3, 122. , Buckingham; Open University Press, 2003), 124. 26 27 22 Scientific Understanding of Eating Disorders interest in eating disorders amongst sociologists. Some studies, among which we should include feminist studies, have related eating disorders to the changes in the role of the woman in modern Western and Westernized societies, whereas others have related the phenomenon to moral and cultural values that are accepted in these cultural settings.

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