Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan / Edition 1

Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan / Edition 1

by Larry James
     
 

Obesity is a major risk factor for a variety of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, endocrinologic, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and behavioral disorders.

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Overview

Obesity is a major risk factor for a variety of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, endocrinologic, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and behavioral disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387783048
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Larry James, Ph.D, ABPP, is the Dean School of Professional Psychology Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA. Previously a chair of the Department of Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu . He also holds adjunct appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Howard University Hospital, University of West Florida, American School of Professional Psychology, University of Hawaii, and Hawaii Pacific University. He is President-elect of the American Board of Health Psychology, on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Professional Psychology, on the Board of Directors of Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security. He is an Associate Editor on the Journal of Military Psychology (Division 19 of the American Psychological Association) and has received numerous professional, military, and athletic honors.

John Linton, Ph.D, ABPP is Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Director of Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Director of Medical Education, and Chief Psychologist at the same institution. He is on the APA Council of Representatives for 2007-2010, is an APA/Red Cross state disaster mental health coordinator, and is President (2006) of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (a section of Division 12 of APA). From 1979 through 1994 he was Editor of The Health Psychologist.

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Table of Contents

Child and Adolescent Obesity Applications.- Childhood Obesity Treatment Literature Review.- Practical Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Interventions.- Adolescent Obesity: Review of the Treatment Literature.- Adolescent Obesity.- Innovations in Preventing and Treating Obesity in Children and Adolescents: The Role of Physical Activity Interventions.- Treating Obesity in the Adult and Elderly Populations.- Why Do Some People Lose Weight and Keep It Off? Ten Common Steps for Successful Weight Loss Over the Lifespan.- Obesity and Older Adults: To Lose or Not to Lose???.- Low-Intensity Exercise as a Treatment Intervention in Obese Adults.- Bariatric Surgery.- Treatment Resources for Providers.- Books, NIH and Journal Helpful References.- Web-Based Resources.

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