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NCJ Number: 163634 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders
Editor(s): M F Schwartz; L Cohn
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 238
Sponsoring Agency: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87630-794-2
Sale Source: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Marketing Manager
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 15 papers examine the relationship between child sexual abuse and later eating disorders, with emphasis on the prevalence of sexual abuse among persons with eating disorders, trauma-based theory, false memory syndrome, and treatment techniques.
Abstract: An overview focuses on how a history of sexual assault can serve as a predictor of subsequent problem with food, social and cultural factors of concern, and future directions for prevention programs. Chapters on clinical perspectives review trauma-based theory, dissociation, and abreactive and ego-states therapy; the treatment of disturbance in body image; medical issues; the emerging sexual self of the person with an eating disorder; and effective treatment techniques. The final four chapters focus on controversies related to the process of revictimization, cultural issues, issues related to reenactment and trauma, and false memory syndrome. Tables, figures, chapter reference lists, and index
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Mental disorders; Sexual assault trauma; Treatment techniques
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