TY - CHAP A1 - Paolo Cotrufo A2 - Mara Iannaccone A3 - Stefania Cella ED1 - Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera Y1 - 2012-02-22 PY - 2012 T1 - Biological Gender, Sexual Orientation and Gender Role in Eating Disorders N2 - Eating disorders are common, frequently severe, and often devastating pathologies. Biological, psychological, and social factors are usually involved in these disorders in both the aetiopathogeny and the course of disease. The interaction among these factors might better explain the problem of the development of each particular eating disorder, its specific expression, and the course and outcome. This book includes different studies about the core concepts of eating disorders, from general topics to some different modalities of treatment. Epidemiology, the key variables in the development of eating disorders, the role of some psychosocial factors, as well as the role of some biological influences, some clinical and therapeutic issues from both psychosocial and biological points of view, and the nutritional evaluation and nutritional treatment, are clearly presented by the authors of the corresponding chapters. Professionals such as psychologists, nurses, doctors, and nutritionists, among others, may be interested in this book. BT - Relevant topics in Eating Disorders SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31576 DO - 10.5772/31576 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-06 ER -