Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Clinical Handbook

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Eminently practical and authoritative, this comprehensive clinical handbook brings together leading international experts on eating disorders to describe the most effective treatments and how to implement them. Coverage encompasses psychosocial, family-based, medical, and nutritional therapies for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders and disturbances. Especially noteworthy are "mini-manuals" that present the nuts and bolts of 11 of the treatment approaches, complete with reproducible handouts and forms. The volume also provides an overview of assessment, treatment planning, and medical management issues. Special topics include psychiatric comorbidities, involuntary treatment, support for caregivers, childhood eating disorders, and new directions in treatment research and evaluation.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Psychiatric Practice
"A comprehensive guide that covers the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder in significant depth. For each of these conditions, there is a chapter on pharmacotherapy as well as many chapters on the different types of psychotherapy for that disorder. The volume, which is authored by multiple authors, including many prominent names in the eating disorders field, is divided into five parts and contains 35 chapters....This is a great book and one that I wish had been available when I was in training. It is more comprehensive than other books on the topic that either address some but not all of these issues, or are more superficial. As a clinician rather than a researcher, I like the way in which the research is summarized so that it does not interrupt the flow for clinician readers. At the same time, each chapter includes extensive references for those who want to pursue the research in more detail. The text is comprehensive yet readable. It is well organized and is the broadest review of eating disorders that I have seen....Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other graduate-level mental health professionals would find this a valuable book."—Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"A superb resource, presenting the best perspectives of an internationally renowned group of the field's leading authorities. The handbook accomplishes several feats. First, its clearly written chapters review the tried and true; next, it updates the growing evidence base on which clinical practices have increasingly relied; and finally, it describes some of the newer and still-evolving theoretical paradigms and treatment strategies for eating disorders, several of which have not previously appeared in major texts. This collection represents as clear a status report as I've seen regarding how the field is thinking about what current and emerging treatments can offer....Clinicians and students interested in the assessment and treatment of patients with eating disorders will definitely want to own this book. It's a keeper."—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"The authors in this text are leading experts on the topic and they have contributed specific treatments and state-of-the-art treatment approaches. The 35 chapters comprehensively cover what is known about diagnoses, treating serious eating disorders, and what needs to be learned to improve diagnosis and treatment. One distinctive feature of this primarily clinical handbook is the inclusion of 'mini-manuals' describing specific treatment approaches....There are also illustrative clinical examples modeling the use of specific techniques....This well-written clinical handbook is a valuable addition to the literature on eating disorders. It covers all the basics, beginning with diagnoses, following with treatment, and lastly, addressing research needs. This book serves both as a teaching function and a reference work. It is a valuable and worthwhile contribution to the field."—Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
From the Publisher
"This is a big book with a big task. Well-chosen authors contribute 35 chapters and over 550 pages of well-referenced text. In the world of systematic reviews and electronic literature searching, there is still an important role for a high-quality reference that offers not only data, but also perspective. This volume fills that role. It deserves to do well."—Bob Palmer, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

"A landmark contribution from internationally renowned clinical researchers. This practical volume informs the reader about state-of-the-art empirically based and promising treatments, and it provides a uniquely effective guide on how to deliver these treatments. A 'must-have' for clinicians, researchers, and students in the field."—David B. Herzog, MD, Endowed Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Eating Disorders, Harvard Medical School

"Edited by two leaders in the field, with chapters from a 'who's who' of cutting-edge researchers and clinicians, this book is an outstanding resource. It is a top-rate presentation of all the needed information."—Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University

Psychology of Women Quarterly
"Has a breadth of information, making it a valuable resource. It enhances the reader's knowledge and expertise by bringing together leading experts across the globe....This book is well-written. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, nurses, dieticians, and other health professionals will find it a useful resource. It offers a thought-provoking and thorough overview of the state of our knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders....Readers will find that this book discusses many issues that are crucial to their clinical practice and research."—Psychology of Women Quarterly
Eating Disorders Review
“Substantial and substantive…Drs. Grilo and Mitchell have recruited an internationally renowned group of authorities….The 35 chapters cover all aspects of treatment….Chapters describing the usual approaches of CBT, IPT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, medication management, and the like provide scholarly reviews, updates, treatment principles, and a few ‘mini-manuals.’”—Eating Disorders Review
Eating Disorders Review

"For this substantial and substantive new clinical handbook, Drs. Grilo and Mitchell have recruited an internationally renowned group of authorities to compile an excellent resource....This collection represents as clear a status report as I''ve seen regarding how the field is thinking about treatment and what''s currently available....Clinicians and students interested in the assessment and treatment of patients with eating disorders will definitely want to own this book. It''s a keeper."--Eating Disorders Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606234464
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Grilo’s primary research focus is on eating disorders and obesity; secondary interests include personality disorders and psychopathology. He has received numerous research grants and has served as Principal Investigator on eight grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Grilo serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Obesity, Obesity Surgery, International Journal of Eating Disorders, Journal of Psychiatric Practice, and International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. He has written over 260 peer-reviewed journal articles and one book, Eating and Weight Disorders.
James E. Mitchell, MD, is the NRI/Lee A. Christofferson, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also the Chester Fritz Distinguished University Professor and President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on eating disorders, obesity, and bariatric surgery. Past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Research Society, he has received honors including the Award for Research in the Field of Eating Disorders from the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Visionary Award from the Eating Disorders Research Society. He has served as Principal Investigator on 11 grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mitchell is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders Review, and Obesity Reviews. He has written over 350 scientific articles and is coauthor or editor of 14 books.

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Table of Contents

I. Overview of Eating Disorders
1. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Anorexia Nervosa, Pamela K. Keel and Laurie McCormick
2. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Bulimia Nervosa, Scott J. Crow and Beth Brandenburg
3. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Binge-Eating Disorder and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Jennifer E. Wildes and Marsha D. Marcus
4. Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, Philip S. Mehler, C. Laird Birmingham, Scott J. Crow, and Joel P. Jahraus
II. Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Kathleen M. Pike, Jacqueline C. Carter, and Marion P. Olmsted
6. Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Anorexia Nervosa, Virginia V. W. McIntosh, Jennifer Jordan, and Cynthia M. Bulik
7. Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Kate Tchanturia and David Hambrook
8. Family-Based Treatments for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: Single-Family and Multifamily Approaches, Ivan Eisler, James Lock, and Daniel le Grange
9. Pharmacotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Allan S. Kaplan and Andrew Howlett
10. Nutritional Rehabilitation for Anorexia Nervosa, Cheryl L. Rock
11. Inpatient and Day Hospital Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Marion P. Olmsted, Traci L. McFarlane, Jacqueline C. Carter, Kathryn Trottier, D. Blake Woodside, and Gina Dimitropoulos
12. Compulsory (Involuntary) Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Stephen W. Touyz and Terry Carney
13. The Chronically Ill Patient with Anorexia Nervosa: Development, Phenomenology, and Therapeutic Considerations, Michael Strober
III. Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder
14. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa, Zafra Cooper and Christopher G. Fairburn
15. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff and Denise E. Wilfley
16. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Eunice Y. Chen and Debra L. Safer
17. Integrative Cognitive–Affective Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa, Stephen A. Wonderlich, Carol B. Peterson, Tracey L. Smith, Marj Klein, James E. Mitchell, Scott J. Crow, and Scott G. Engel
18. Psychodynamic Therapy for Eating Disorders, Kathryn J. Zerbe
19. Self-Help Approaches for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Varinia C. Sánchez-Ortiz and Ulrike Schmidt
20. Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa, Daniel le Grange and James Lock
21. Pharmacotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa, Allegra Broft, Laura A. Berner, and B. Timothy Walsh
22. Pharmacotherapy for Binge-Eating Disorder, Lindsay P. Bodell and Michael J. Devlin
IV. Special Topics in Treatment
23. Treatment of Childhood Eating Difficulties and Disorders, Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Bryan Lask
24. Obesity Treatment for Binge-Eating Disorder in the Obese, Martina de Zwaan
25. Eating Problems and Bariatric Surgery, Melissa A. Kalarchian, Marsha D. Marcus, and Anita P. Courcoulas
26. Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities, Howard Steiger and Mimi Israel
27. Treatment for Night-Eating Syndrome, Kelly C. Allison and Albert J. Stunkard
28. Treatment for Body-Image Disturbances, Susan J. Paxton and Siân A. McLean
29. Caring for Someone with an Eating Disorder, Elizabeth Goddard, Pam Macdonald, and Janet Treasure
30. New Technologies in Treatments for Eating Disorders, Scott G. Engel and Stephen A. Wonderlich
V. Research Issues
31. Evaluating the Efficacy of Eating Disorder Treatments: Research Design and Statistical Issues, Ross D. Crosby and Scott G. Engel
32. Assessment of Eating Disorder Treatment Efficacy, Carol B. Peterson
33. What Treatment Research is Needed for Anorexia Nervosa?, W. Stewart Agras and Athena Hagler Robinson
34. What Treatment Research Is Needed for Bulimia Nervosa?, G. Terence Wilson
35. What Treatment Research Is Needed for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified and Binge-Eating Disorder?, Carlos M. Grilo

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