ERIC Number: ED283318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
How Schools Can Help Combat Student Eating Disorders. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia.
Levine, Michael P.
This book presents a comprehensive review of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and the roles that schools can have in preventing, identifying, and treating these disorders. Chapter 1 provides an overview of student eating disorders and presents a case study of a high school student with an eating disorder. Chapter 2 discusses the nature of anorexia nervosa, including major and commonly associated characteristics, the effects of starvation, and teaching implications. Chapter 3 presents a case history of a high school student with anorexia nervosa, from both the student's and her parents' perspectives. Chapter 4 considers the nature of bulimia, including major and commonly associated characteristics, the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and teaching implications. Chapter 5 presents a case history of a high school student with bulimia, from both the student's and her parents' perspectives. The extent of eating disorders in high school students is addressed in Chapter 6, and the role of culture in the cause of eating disorders is discussed in Chapter 7. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss the causes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia, respectively. Chapter 10 addresses the role of school employees in the prevention of eating disorders. Most chapters provide a list of references. Appendices list four eating disorders organizations and suggested readings and films, including materials for students as well as teachers. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Body Weight, Bulimia, Case Studies, Eating Habits, Emotional Disturbances, Females, Health Education, High Schools, Nutrition, School Role, Self Esteem, Social Values, Teacher Role
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($22.50 hard copy, ISBN-0-8106-3290-X, Stock No. 3290-X; $11.95 paperback, Stock No. 3289-6).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.