Many people are aware of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, but what about diabulimia or disordered eating? This book provides an overview of the different types of eating disorders and their growing problem within society. It also raises debates surrounding the influence of the media, looking at the disturbing trend of pro-eating disorder websites and ‘thinspiration’, and explores the different treatments available.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of each chapter is a selection of activities, designed to encourage interaction, literacy and critical thinking. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 11 to 14 age group.