Description

Eating disorders (EDs) affect at least 11 million people in the United States each year and spread across age, race, ethnicity and socio-economic class. While professional literature on the subject has grown a great deal in the past 30 years, it tends to be exclusively research-based and lacking expert clinical commentary on treatment. This volume focuses on just such commentary, with chapters authored by both expert clinicians and researchers. Core issues such as assessment and diagnosis, the correlation between EDs and weight and nutrition, and medical/psychiatric management are discussed, as are the underrepresented issues of treatment differences based on gender and culture, the applications of neuroscience, EDNOS, comorbid psychiatric disorders and the impact of psychiatric medications. This volume uniquely bridges the gap between theoretical findings and actual practice, borrowing a bench-to-bedside approach from medical research.

Key Features

* Includes real-world clinical findings that will improve the level of care readers can provide, consolidated in one place
* Underrepresented issues such as gender, culture, EDNOS and comorbidity are covered in full
* Represents outstanding scholarship, with each chapter written by an expert in the topic area

Readership

Clinical psychologists/counselors, psychiatrists and social workers working with clients suffering from eating disorders; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in eating disorder courses; researchers exploring eating disorders and body image

Table of Contents

Introduction: Eating Disorders as Biopsychosocial Illnesses

I. BRIDGING THE GAP: THE OVERVIEW

1. A Perfect Biopsychosocial Storm: Gender, Culture, and Eating Disorders
MARGO MAINE, PhD, FAED, and  DOUGLAS W. BUNNELL,  PhD, FAED

2. What’s Weight Got to Do with It? Weight Neutrality in the Health at Every Size Paradigm and Its Implications for Clinical Practice
DEBORAH BURGARD, PhD

3. Neuroscience: Contributions to the Understanding and Treatment of Eating Disorders
FRANCINE LAPIDES, MFT

4. Are Media an Important Medium for Clinicians? Mass Media, Eating Disorders,and the Bolder Model of Treatment, Prevention, and Advocacy
MICHAEL P. LEVINE, PhD, FAED and MARGO MAINE, PhD, FAED

II. BRIDGING THE GAP: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

5. The Assessment Process: Refining the Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders
DREW A. ANDERSON, PhD, JASON M. LAVENDER, MA, and KYLE P. DE YOUNG, MA

6. Medical Assessment of Eating Disorders
EDWARD P. TYSON, MD

7. Psychiatric Medication: Management,Myths, and Mistakes
MARTHA M. PEASLEE LEVINE, MD, and RICHARD L. LEVINE, MD

8. Nutritional Impact on the Recovery Process
JILLIAN K. CROLL, PhD, MPH, RD, LD

9. Science or Art? Integrating Symptom Management into Psychodynamic
Treatment of Eating Disorders
NANCY L. CLOAK, MD,  and PAULINE S. POWERS, MA, FAED

10. New Pathways: Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to the Treatment of Eating Disorders
KATHY KATER, LICSW

11. Outpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa following Weight Restoration: Practical and Conceptual Issues
RICHARD A. GORDON, PhD

12. Recipe for Recovery: Necessary Ingredients for the Client’s and Clinician’s Success
BETH HARTMAN McGILLEY, PhD, and JACQUELINE K. SZABLEWSKI, MTS, MAC, LAC

III. BRIDGIN

Details

No. of pages:
526
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123756688
Electronic ISBN:
9780123756695

About the authors

Margo Maine

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department Psychiatry, University of Connecticut

Beth McGilley

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Psychiatry

Douglas Bunnell

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Director & VP of Outpatient Clinical Services, The Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut, Wilton, CT Private Psychotherapy Practice, New York, NY, & Wilton, CT

Reviews

"Treatment of Eating Disorders, edited by luminaries Margo Maine, Beth Hartman McGilley, and Douglas Bunnell, takes on the ambitious challenge of bridging the research-practice gap in the field of eating disorders. From its conceptualization, the book had the potential to be fragmented and either too broad or too esoteric; instead it offers a complex, multidimensional, and far-reaching scope of the problems we encounter as professionals committed to the daily grind of advancing the understanding and treatment of an array of eating-related problems. This book also had the potential to be dry and pragmatic, but instead its chapters are filled with compassionate wisdom, honesy, and a real commitment to social change…. Treatment of Eating Disorders fulfills its goals of bridging practice and science and left us both sated for now, and eager to learn more from any one 85 of the astute contributors to this volume."—Eating Disorders, 19: 1-5, 2011

"Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap" serves as an excellent resource for learning more from our colleagues 'across the aisle' and as part of the shared mission of improving treatments for eating disorders."--Academy of Eating Disorders Newsletter (December 1, 2010)