Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

15.1 Differentiate among the most common feeding disorders affecting infants and young children.

Identify the main causes of feeding disorders and provide examples of evidence-based treatments for these problems.

15.2 Differentiate among Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.

Explain how eating disorders vary as a function of age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

Outline some of the main causes of eating disorders ranging from genetic-biological factors to social-cultural influences.

Critically evaluate inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for adolescents with eating disorders.