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The Resource Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders, Aimee Liu

Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders, Aimee Liu

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Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders
Title
Gaining
Title remainder
the truth about life after eating disorders
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Liu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nearly three decades after she detailed her first battle with anorexia in Solitaire, Aimee Liu presents a sequel. Liu believed she had conquered anorexia in her twenties. Then, in her forties, when her life once again began spiraling out of control, she stopped eating--the same forces that had caused her original eating disorder were still in play. Other women she knew with histories of anorexia and bulimia seemed to share many of her personality traits and habits under stress--even decades after "recovery." Liu set out to learn who is susceptible and why, and what it takes to overcome them once and for all. Through cutting-edge research and the stories of more than forty interview subjects, readers will discover that the tendency has little to do with culture, class, gender--or weight. Genetics, however, play a key role. So do temperament, anxiety, depression, and shame. Liu explores promising and innovative new treatments, offers vital insights to anyone who has ever had an eating disorder, and shows parents how to help protect their children from developing one.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers an autobiographical account of dealing with anorexia and its aftermath, looking at the role personality plays in influencing eating disorders, the causes and consequences of the problem, and life after these devastating ailments
Biography type
contains biographical information
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189920
Cataloging source
TEF
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Liu, Aimee
Dewey number
616.85/26/092
Index
index present
LC call number
RC552.E18
LC item number
L58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Eating disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Liu, Aimee
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anorexia Nervosa
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the truth about life after eating disorders
Label
Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders, Aimee Liu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-281) and index
Contents
Connecting the dots: a genetic link -- Portrait of a hunger artist: the face of fear -- The laws of perfection: obsession and compulsion -- Wanting for nothing: avoidance -- Good bad girls: shame -- A certain self: identity and independence -- Terms of endearment: family dynamics -- Growing children: parenthood -- Love and other terrors: honor and intimacy -- Consuming passions: competing for health -- The wisdom of age: maturity in a youth culture -- Gaining power: becoming agents for change
Control code
ocm82368640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780446577663
Lccn
2006928995
System control number
(OCoLC)82368640
Label
Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders, Aimee Liu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-281) and index
Contents
Connecting the dots: a genetic link -- Portrait of a hunger artist: the face of fear -- The laws of perfection: obsession and compulsion -- Wanting for nothing: avoidance -- Good bad girls: shame -- A certain self: identity and independence -- Terms of endearment: family dynamics -- Growing children: parenthood -- Love and other terrors: honor and intimacy -- Consuming passions: competing for health -- The wisdom of age: maturity in a youth culture -- Gaining power: becoming agents for change
Control code
ocm82368640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780446577663
Lccn
2006928995
System control number
(OCoLC)82368640

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