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Eating disorders in adolescence -- Prevention; Eating disorders in adolescence -- Treatment

Abstract

An eating disorder is an obsession with food, weight, and body image that can lead to both physical and emotional problems (Mickley, 2001). The rate of eating disorders among girls between the ages of 9-13 is steadily rising (Herzog & Delinsky, 2001). It is estimated that approximately eight million girls and women in America have symptoms of some type of eating disorder, and this is a conservative number because many girls go undiagnosed (Meehan, 1990). Recently Schur, Sanders, and Steiner (2000) showed that 41 % of girls ages 9-10 desired a thinner body shape, which indicates that children are developing concerns about their bodies at younger ages.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Ann Vernon

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Date Original

2002

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1 PDF file (22 leaves)

Language

en

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