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Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders

by Edited by Mark F. Schwartz, Sc.D., and Leight Cohn, M.A.T.

This is the first book to fully explore the complex relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders. This book encompasses the compelling writings of 26 specialists who thoughtfully consider the numerous questions surrounding this controversial topics.

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Taken as a whole, this book provides an important global view of topic. Chapters address such issues as the prevalence of sexual abuse among individuals with eating disorders, trauma-based theory, and feminist approaches to treatment. A dialogue about controversies surrounding sexual abuse and eating disorders and an examination of false memory syndrome constitute the fitting finale for this stimulating presentation.

Working from the premise that children exposed to inescapable stress throughtout childhood will be at risk for compulsivity and reenactment of trauma by self-abuse syndromes, this collection provides provocative answers to these and many other questions.

  • Why would early trauma influence eating behaviour?
  • What is the association between eating disorders and sexual abuse?
  • What impact does the controversy surrounding "false memory" have on the thinking about this association?

"...a major contribution to the understanding of the relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders... For the clinician especially, this book provides a wealth of information on conceptualizing the etiology and individual meaning of an eating disorder and on approaches to treatment." - Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., The Center, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, DC

240 pages; soft bound

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