The A-Z of Eating Disorders

The A-Z of Eating Disorders

By: Emma Woolf (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£7.19 RRP £9.99  You save £2.80 (28%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £20


Eating disorders are increasing at an alarming rate. The statistics show a 34% increase in admissions for inpatient care since 2006, while research from the NHS suggests that that up to 6.4% of adults display signs of an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This practical, myth-busting book demystifies the issues and terminology around eating disorders. In readable A-Z format, it gives a comprehensive explanation of the different physical and mental aspects of these complex conditions - ending with Z for Zero size.

About Author

Emma Woolf is a writer and journalist. Born and brought up in London, she studied English at Oxford University. She worked in publishing for ten years (at Hodder, Penguin and HarperCollins) before going freelance and now writes for The Times, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Grazia, Red, Psychologies and Top Sante, among others. Internationally, she writes for Vanity Fair in Italy, Harper's Bazaar and The New Daily in Australia, Newsweek, Vice and The Daily Beast in the US, Vogue Korea and Newsweek Europe. Media appearances include Newsnight, Woman's Hour, The World at One, PM Programme and Radio Five Live. Emma is a regular reviewer on Radio 4's Saturday Review and BBC London's Review the Day, and co-presenter on Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny. Emma is the great-niece of Virginia Woolf. Her non-fiction includes the bestselling An Apple a Day (2012), The Ministry of Thin (2013), Letting Go (2015), and Positively Primal (2016.).


Topics include: Obesity and how we measure it Social pressures to be thin, especially on young women Why eating disorders have increased in men and in children Physical and mental complications of eating disorders Orthorexia (clean eating disorder) binge-eating disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Addictive tendencies in eating disorders The latest findings in neurological research and genetics Treatment including medication, psychotherapy and CBT Maintaining recovery and enjoying food

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847094612
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9781847094612
  • ISBN10: 1847094619

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly