Updated to reflect recent DSM categorizations, this edition includes coverage of binge-eating disorder and examines pharmacological as well as psychotherapeutic approaches to treating eating disorders.
The ABC of Eating Disorders is a comprehensive primer for GPs, dieticians, psychiatrists and community health teams who need to incorporate a sophisticated awareness of this field into their professional practice. It spans, and differentiates, eating and feeding disorders from diagnosis to their management and treatment. With a focus on primary care, this ABC touches on the medico-legal aspects and ethical issues of treating eating disorders and specialist referral. This new title in the successful ABC series describes working with families, children and other specialist populations, such as the elderly, men and minority groups. It helps primary care practitioners recognise eating disorders in people presenting with other problems, while the section on comorbidity discusses the treatment of eating disorders existing with other conditions. The ABC of Eating Disorders is accessible - sufferers will find it provides a useful background to self help materials, and their lay carers will be able to appreciate its intelligent and compassionate approach.
Everyone has heard of eating disorders. Readers and viewers of television, magazines, tabloids, and the Internet are kept up to date on which celebrities are too thin and which are too fat, but how much do people really understand about these psychological illnesses. This book demystifies the complex causes of eating disorders, discusses a myriad of treatment options, addresses helpful preventative measures, and highlights real people living with eating disorders.
The recent publication of the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has had a profound impact on the classification of eating disorders, introducing changes that were formalized after years of study by the Eating Disorders Work Group. The Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders is the only book that provides clinicians with everything they need to know to implement these changes in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. After an overview of feeding and eating disorders that systematically reviews the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, some of the foremost scholars in each area address eating disorders in adults, children and adolescents, and special populations. Chapters on assessment and treatment, along with accompanying videos, offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage that will benefit clinicians in practice, such as psychiatrists and psychotherapists, as well as mental health trainees. Clinicians will find the following features and content especially useful: Five full chapters on assessment tools cover the evolution of measures and instruments, from the primitive beginnings to the cutting edge of new technological applications. The challenges of diagnosing feeding and eating disorders in children and adolescents are also addressed. Treatment chapters cover restrictive eating, including anorexia nervosa and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating, including bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, and other eating problems, including pica, rumination disorder, and night eating syndrome. One chapter focuses on eating problems among men and boys, who have diverse presentations, and the motivations and body image disturbances that may differ from those typically found among females. Because attunement to culturally and socially patterned characteristics of clinical presentation is essential to an informed and accurate mental health assessment, an entire chapter is devoted to clinical effectiveness in multicultural and cross-cultural settings. Each chapter ends with key clinical points to help readers focus on the most salient content, test comprehension, and review for examinations. Clinicians in both training and practice will find the book's up-to-date, DSM-5--compatible content to be utterly essential. The Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders belongs in the library of every mental health professional practicing today.
Eating Disorders: The Facts is a guide to the three major eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and obesity. This comprehensive guide considers why eating disorders occur, and then looks at each in turn, describing the eating behaviours, diagnosis, and treatments available.
This unique handbook presents and integrates virtually all that is currently known about eating disorders and obesity in one authoritative, accessible, and eminently practical volume. From leading international authorities, 112 concise chapters encapsulate the latest information on all pertinent topics, from biological, psychological, and social processes associated with risk, to clinical methods for assessment and intervention. The contents are organized to highlight areas of overlap between lines of research that often remain disparate. Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter replace extended references and enhance the practical value and readability of the volume.
An Encyclopedia of Causes, Treatment, and Prevention /Justine J. Reel, Editor
Author: Justine J. Reel
A timely, relevant work, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive examination of a full range of topics related to eating disorders and body image. * Case illustrations of eating disorder concerns * A timeline of the history of eating disorders * Contributions from experts in cross-disciplinary fields * Types of prevention programs and ways to promote positive body image
Offers a collection of articles which discuss the causes, symptoms, health and psychological effects, and treatments of eating disorders, and provides a directory of facilities and programs designed to help people with these disorders.
‘This updated edition provides an excellent overview of the diagnosis, prevalence and causes of eating disorders, as well as a handbook for the application of evidence based interventions. A “must buy” for eating disorder services and individual practitioners!’ Sally Savage, Clinical Lead for Northamptonshire NHS Eating Disorders Lifespan Service Affecting thousands of people every year with potentially devastating consequences, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders are becoming increasingly evident in today’s fast paced, high pressured society. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience as a practitioner, Sara Gilbert takes the reader through the complexities of working with eating disorders, drawing on practical, cognitive behavioural and educational approaches to theory, assessment, treatment and practice. Packed full of new resources for both qualified professionals and trainees, this new edition includes: · A summary of new research on the causes of eating disorders, dual diagnosis and co-morbidity. · New content on the best treatment for eating disorders and preparing clients for treatment. · An updated chapter examining the effects of nutrition on physical and psychological well-being. · New content on working with complexity and risk. · A fully updated reference section. This is a vital resource for practitioners in the mental health field, including psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, mental health nurses and dieticians. Sara Gilbert is a chartered clinical psychologist whose specialist interest in the field of eating disorders spans 20 years. She has worked for 12 years as a clinical lead in an eating disorder service in the NHS and is now in private practice.