Binge-Eating Disorder: Clinical Foundations and Treatment

Binge-Eating Disorder: Clinical Foundations and Treatment

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by James E. Mitchell, Michael J. Devlin, Martina de Zwaan, Carol B. Peterson
     
 

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This innovative scientific reference and clinical tool is virtually two books in one. Part I thoroughly yet succinctly reviews the literature on binge-eating disorder, covering diagnosis and epidemiology, clinical features and course, links to obesity, medical risks, and current treatment data. Part II provides an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment

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This innovative scientific reference and clinical tool is virtually two books in one. Part I thoroughly yet succinctly reviews the literature on binge-eating disorder, covering diagnosis and epidemiology, clinical features and course, links to obesity, medical risks, and current treatment data. Part II provides an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment manual. Session-by-session guidelines address how to help individuals or groups change their eating behavior, cope with emotional triggers, restructure problematic thoughts, deal with body image concerns and associated problems, maintain improvement, and prevent relapse. Featured are more than 40 clearly explained homework assignments and handouts, all in a large-size format with permission to photocopy. 

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Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"This book contains concise and useful information for the clinician and a practical manualized cognitive-behavioral treatment for BED."—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book provides a combination of an account of the current research/treatment of binge eating disorder and a cognitive behavioral treatment model for the disorder.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the current literature on the etiology, pathology, and treatment of binge eating disorder and, secondly, to provide a cognitive behavioral treatment plan for binge eating.
Audience: It is intended for clinicians and researchers, according to the author.
Features: The first of the book's two sections is a concise yet comprehensive review of the current research and clinical data on binge eating disorder. Topics range from diagnosis and epidemiology to binge eating and bariatric surgery. The discussion of the distinction between nonpurging bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder is particularly good. The second section is a cognitive behavioral treatment program for binge eating disorder that includes session to session guidelines and patient handouts. The sessions include such topics as cues/consequences of binge eating; body image; coping with emotional triggers; managing impulses; and relapse prevention.
Assessment: This is an excellent book on binge eating disorder. It covers all of the current research and clinical treatment guidelines clearly and succinctly. The discussion of the research is thoughtful and thought-provoking. The second half of the book details cognitive behavioral treatment for binge eating that has been in use at the University of Minnesota and has been tested and refined over that time. It seems simple and straightforward, but also highly effective. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who encounters patients with eating disorders.
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"Disorders of appetite control have a major cost for individuals and society. Even though there is uncertainty about whether binge eating disorder is a distinct diagnostic entity, there is no doubt that this is a common source of distress and disability. This book is an essential tool for clinicians and students. The research evidence has been extracted and analyzed in a readily accessible format, and ambiguities and uncertainties in the field are clearly presented. The cognitive-behavioral intervention model in the second part of the book is an excellent example of how science can be translated into treatment."—Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Eating Disorders Research Unit, Department of Academic Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital, London, UK

"This book combines a thoughtful consideration of the status of binge-eating disorder together with a manual for a multimodal treatment program that has been in use for a decade and has been tested in controlled trials. It will be useful for both psychologists and psychiatrists in training, as well as practitioners."—W. Stewart Agras, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

"In the years since the formulation of provisional diagnostic criteria for binge-eating disorder (BED), research on this problem has proliferated. Now a group of the foremost experts in the field have compiled a comprehensive volume that provides state-of-the-art information on all aspects of BED. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, and educators, and a 'must' for all serious students of eating disorders."—Marsha D. Marcus, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Chief, Eating Disorders Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

"A splendid contribution by a seasoned, expert team of authors. The volume combines first-class scholarship with clinical wisdom and practical experience, and succeeds admirably in providing a comprehensive yet succinct summary of the state of the art and science in this field. Essential reading for clinicians, who will especially appreciate the user-friendly, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment program."—G. Terence Wilson, PhD, Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University; Director, Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606237571
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
1,180,528
File size:
3 MB

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