Assessment of Eating Disorders

Assessment of Eating Disorders

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Concise and practical yet comprehensive, this unique book provides a clear framework and a range of up-to-date tools for assessing patients with eating disorders. Leading clinicians and researchers describe the nuts and bolts of using diagnostic interviews, standardized databases, structured instruments, self-report and family-based measures, medical and nutritional assessment, ecological momentary assessment, and strategies for evaluating body image disturbance. Concrete examples and sample forms are included throughout, and the concluding chapter discusses how to use assessment data in individualized treatment planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462506705
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

James E. Mitchell, MD, is currently 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, and President and Scientific Director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Dr. Mitchell is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorders Review, and he has published more than 300 articles and book chapters, as well as 12 books. His research is currently funded by the National Institute of Health.


Carol B. Peterson, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a research associate and an assistant professor in the Eating Disorders Research Program at the University of Minnesota, where her investigations have focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity. Dr. Peterson has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters and has served as an investigator on several federally funded research projects focusing on eating disorders. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and has a part-time private practice in which she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

Table of Contents

1. Diagnostic Issues, B. Timothy Walsh and Dana A. Satir

2. The Classification of Eating Disorders, Kathryn H. Gordon, Jill M. Denoma, and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.

3. Conducting the Diagnostic Interview, Carol B. Peterson

4. A Standardized Database, James E. Mitchell

5. Structured Instruments, Carlos M. Grilo

6. Self-Report Measures, Carol B. Peterson and James E. Mitchell

7. Medical Assessment, Scott Crow and Susan Swigart

8. Nutritional Assessment, Cheryl L. Rock

9. Family Assessment, Daniel le Grange

10. Assessment of Body Image Disturbance,

J. Kevin Thompson, Megan Roehrig, Guy Cafri, and Leslie J. Heinberg

11. Ecological Momentary Assessment, Scott G. Engel, Steve A. Wonderlich, and Ross D. Crosby

12. Treatment Planning, James E. Mitchell


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, dieticians, and other health professionals who encounter patients or clients with eating disorders; advanced students and residents in these fields. Serves as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

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