A Radical Recovery: A Manifesto of Eating Disorder Pride

A Radical Recovery: A Manifesto of Eating Disorder Pride

By: Chris Kraatz (author)Paperback

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Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are some of the most deadly "mental illnesses;" however, research into the nature of these conditions and possible treatments remains virtually unfunded. As a result, there is no standard model of treatment for eating disorders and no definitive information on the number of people in the U.S. who suffer from one or more of these conditions. Radical Recovery openly addresses the national epidemic of eating disorders and offers practical suggestions for how to effectively promote awareness and change in a more responsible and compassionate way. Issues addressed include success rates for eating disorders treatment, current research, mortality and eating disorders, the presence of eating disorders in both sexes and all ages, overcoming social stigma, and eating disorders activism.

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Dr. Christian L. Kraatz is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University.


Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1. Prevalence and Morality: How Bad Is it, Really? Chapter 6 2. Research and Treatment: What is Being Done? Chapter 7 3. Manifesto: Why We Have to Come Out Chapter 8 4. Radical Recovery: What it Means to Be Eating Disordered Chapter 9 5. ED Pride: Disorder without Disease Chapter 10 6. Our Demands Part 11 Appendices: A. Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders, DSM-IV; B. Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders, ICD-10; C. NHS Primary Care Protocols for Common Mental Illness: Protocol III: Eating Disorders (18+ years)

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780761834731
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780761834731
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0761834737

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