The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders

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A rich source of authoritative content that supports reading and study in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders reviews current research and clinical developments through synthetic chapters written by experts from various fields of study and clinical backgrounds. Epidemiologic studies suggest that eating disorders are not only common but have increased in prevalence in recent decades, and this handbook refines and updates the state of research. The book is divided into four sections: phenomenology and epidemiology of the eating disorders, approaches to understanding the disorders, assessment and comorbidities of the disorders, and prevention and treatment. The first section deals with classification and epidemiology of the disorders, considerations for revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the somewhat neglected topic of eating disorders in childhood and early adolescence. The second section describes research basic to understanding the eating disorders and addresses biological factors, psychosocial risk factors, cultural factors, and the effects of behaviors such as dieting and eating and weight concerns in the genesis of the eating disorders. The third section describes assessment of the eating disorders, medical and psychological comorbidities, and medical management. The final section deals with various treatment modalities that have been found successful, including psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches; an overview of evidence-based treatment for the eating disorders; and a consideration of what we know about cost-effectiveness of existing treatments.

The multiple perspectives and breadth of scope offered by The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders make it an invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers, and educators, as well as scholars and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190620998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 1,139,495
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

W. Stewart Agras, MD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He has been working in the field of eating disorders for the past 30 years, focusing on the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, and he continues an active research program at Stanford.

Athena Robinson, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her core areas of programmatic research include treatment outcome and implementation of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview
W. Stewart Agras

Part One: Phenomenology and Epidemiology

2. The Classification of Eating Disorders
Kathryn H. Gordon, Jill M. Holm-Denoma, Ross D. Crosby, and Stephen A. Wonderlich

3. Controversies and Questions in Current Evaluation, Treatment, and Research Related to Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders
James Lock

4. Proposed Syndromes and DSM-V
Kelly C. Allison and Jennifer D. Lundgren

5. Epidemiology and Course of Eating Disorders
Pamela K. Keel

Part Two: Approaches to Understanding the Eating Disorders

6. Appetitive Regulation in AN and BN
Walter H. Kaye and Tyson Oberndorfer

7. Genetic Influences on Eating and the Eating Disorders
Tracey D. Wade

8. Psychosocial Risk Factors for Eating Disorders
Corinna Jacobi and Eike Fittig

9. Development of Child Taste and Food Preferences: The Role of Exposure
Myles S. Faith

10. Dieting and the Eating Disorders
Eric Stice and Katherine Presnell

11. Mood, Emotions, and Eating Disorders
Claus Vögele and E. Leigh Gibson

12. Eating and Weight Concerns in Eating Disorders
Alison E. Field and Nicole Kitos

13. Cultural Influences on Body Image and the Eating Disorders
Michael P. Levine and Linda Smolak

Part Three: Assessment and Comorbidities of the Eating Disorders

14. Psychological Assessment of the Eating Disorders
Drew A. Anderson and Andrea D. Murray

15. Medical Comorbidities of Eating Disorders
James E. Mitchell and Scott J. Crow

16. Medical Screening and Management of Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Debra K. Katzman, Nuray O. Kanbur, and Cathleen M. Steinegger

17. Psychological Comorbidity of Eating Disorders
Katherine A. Halmi

Part Four: Prevention and Treatment

18. Prevention: Current Status and Underlying Theory
Barr Taylor

19. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
G. Terence Wilson

20. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Marian Tanofsky-Kraff and Denise E. Wilfley

21. Family Therapy
Daniel le Grange and Renee Rienecke Hoste

22. Self-Help and Stepped Care in Eating Disorders
Peter Musiat and Ulrike Schmidt

23. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Eunice Y. Chen and Debra Safer

24. Pharmacotherapy of the Eating Disorders
Susan L. McElroy, Anna I. Guerdjikova, Anne O'Melia, Nicole Mori, and Paul E. Keck, Jr.

25. Evidence-Based Treatment for the Eating Disorders
Phillipa J. Hay and Angelica de M. Claudino

26. Costs and Cost Effectiveness in Eating Disorders
Scott J. Crow and Nicholas Smiley

27. Overview
W. Stewart Agras

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