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The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders

The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders

Janet Treasure (Editor) , Ulrike Schmidt (Editor) , Eric van Furth (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01477-6

Jun 2005

252 pages



This is a concise paperback version of the authoritative and comprehensive Handbook of Eating Disorders, Second Edition, focusing on the most practical elements from that volume. Ideal for the individual practitioner, this selection of chapters concentrates on the main therapeutic approaches in use, including cognitive behavioural treatments, interpersonal psychotherapy, family interventions, dialectical behaviour therapy and drug treatments.
Indispensable for those working in the eating disorders field, such as clinical psychologists, child psychologists, family therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders will also be of interest to researchers, lecturers and those in training in the field.
About the Editors.



Chapter 1. Concepts of Eating Disorders (Bob Palmer).

Chapter 2. Epidemiology (Daphne van Hoeken, Jacob Seidell and Hans Wijbrand Hoek).

Chapter 3. Cognitive-Behavioural Models (Roz Shafran and Padmal de Silva).

Chapter 4. Medical Complications (Stephen Zipfel, Bernd Löwe and Wolfgang Herzog).

Chapter 5. Family, Burden of Care and Social Consequences (Søren Nielsen and Núria Bará-Carril).

Chapter 6. Treatment Overview (Janet Treasure and Ulrike Schmidt).

Chapter 7. Assessment and Motivation (Janet Treasure and Beatrice Bauer).

Chapter 8. Cognitive-Behavioural Treatments (Glenn Waller and Helen Kennerley).

Chapter 9. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Denise Wilfley, Rick Stein and Robinson Welch).

Chapter 10. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Bob Palmer and Helen Birchall).

Chapter 11. Family Interventions (Ivan Eisler, Daniel le Grange and Eia Asen).

Chapter 12. Drug Treatments (Tijs Bruna and Jaap Fogteloo).

Chapter 13. Day Treatments (Paul Robinson).

Chapter 14. Inpatient Treatment (Anthony Winston and Peter Webster).


" essential tool for professionals working in the area of eating disorders." (International Journal of Adolescent Medical Health, Vol 17 (4), 2005)

"...provides key eating disorders information and would be a valuable resource for practitioners working in eating disorders..." (Dietetics Today, Sept 05)

"...well worth considering..." (Journal of Mental Health, Dec 05)

" essential tool for professionals working in the area of eating disorders..." (International Journal of Adolescence Med Health, vol 17, no.4, 2004)