More than 20 million people in the United States have an eating disorder. This book's updated coverage explores new medications and treatment programs, underlying causes and risk factors, and strategies for detecting and preventing eating disorders. The previous editions sold more than 35,000 copies.
Carolyn Costin, M.A., M.Ed., M.F.T., has been a specialist in the field of eating disorders for nearly thirty years. She directs the Monte Nido Residential Treatment Facility in Malibu, California, and all of its affiliates. She is also the clinical advisor to the Parent Family Network of the National Eating Disorder Association and an editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.