International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Analysis and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Jamaican Adolescents
Stacey N. A. Brodie Walker

This paper is a case study that describes the prevalence of eating disorders in Jamaica. The purpose of the case study is to assess whether there is an increase in eating disorders in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. A review of eating disorders “then” and “now” is undertaken and an analysis of two cases presented. Treatment for eating disorders is expounded and the Cognitive-Behavioural approach along with Family Therapy is highlighted as the treatment of choice. Recommendations are made and a follow-up of the cases are presented.

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