Handbook of Obesity Treatment

Second Edition

Edited by Thomas A. Wadden and George A. Bray

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
August 3, 2018
ISBN 9781462535569
Price: $95.00 $80.75
724 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
August 3, 2018
Price: $95.00 $80.75
724 Pages
print + e-book
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724 Pages

The leading clinical reference work in the field—now significantly revised with 85% new material—this handbook has given thousands of practitioners and students a comprehensive understanding of the causes, consequences, and management of adult and childhood obesity. In concise, extensively referenced chapters from preeminent authorities, the Handbook presents foundational knowledge and reviews the state of the science of evidence-based psychosocial and lifestyle interventions as well as pharmacological and surgical treatments. It provides guidelines for conducting psychosocial and medical assessments and for developing individualized treatment plans. The effects of obesity—and of weight loss—on physical and psychological well-being are reviewed, as are strategies for helping patients maintain their weight loss.

New to This Edition

“The book provides a wealth of relevant and very readable information for any clinician with an interest in the treatment of obesity.”

Nutrition and Dietetics (on the first edition)

“It is of great value to any investigator wanting a substantial overview of all aspects of obesity, including environmental, psychological, and physiologic issues....Policymakers who wish to make an impact on this epidemic would be well advised to consult this book.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (on the first edition)

“A ‘must-have’ volume….Highly recommended as an essential resource for students, clinicians, and researchers who wish for a comprehensive review of information about obesity.”

Obesity and Eating Disorders Newsletter (on the first edition)

“It could serve as an introduction for someone new to the obesity field, an update for those too busy to stay up with all the journal articles, or a statement to someone from a related profession of how far the treatment of obesity has come. I recommend it highly.”

The Health Psychologist (on the first edition)

“An invaluable evidence-based resource for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers facing the management of an epidemic of obesity.”

Community Mental Health Journal (on the first edition)

“A valuable resource. The editors have produced a work that can serve both as a reference for the researcher and scientifically curious practitioner and as a ready source of practical information for the clinician.”

Journal of the American Medical Association (on the first edition)

“It would be difficult to conceive of a better, more comprehensive text on the treatment of obesity than this one….[It] can provide valuable information as to which patients should be referred, how to refer them, and to whom they should be referred.”

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (on the first edition)

“The second edition of this handbook fully encompasses the enormous strides that have been made in the etiology, genetics, assessment, and treatment of this disease since the first edition was published. Written by leaders in clinical practice and research, chapters cover emerging topics including the role of the gut microbiome in energy balance, the hypothalamus as the central control of body weight regulation, and new paradigms in treatment. Topics are thoroughly condensed into a readable, useful format. This second edition will be a staple for any graduate course in obesity medicine or obesity research. It will be in demand among physicians and surgeons at any level—medical students to faculty. Reading this book, I was excited to realize what knowledge we have gained over the last 15 years pertaining to obesity medicine and surgery, psychological approaches, the obesity epidemic, and energy regulation.”

—Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center

“Wadden and Bray have done a remarkable job. Chapter authors provide the 'big picture' on each topic as well as figures and tables that allow interested readers to drill down on the specific information they need. A great deal of recent treatment data is included in chapters that are well designed to help providers interested in providing all treatment options for their patients. The chapter on surgical treatment has some of the best drawings showing the different types of bariatric surgery procedures that I have seen. In addition, I particularly like the new section on behavioral, environmental, and psychosocial contributors to obesity. This is the kind of book you will want to have at hand when any question arises about the causes and treatment of obesity. It will be extremely useful to trainees in obesity medicine; many of the chapters will make excellent reading assignments.”

—Michael D. Jensen, MD, Tomas J. Watson, Jr. Professor in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Frye, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Table of Contents

I. Prevalence, Consequences, and Etiology of Obesity

1. Epidemiology and Health and Economic Consequences of Obesity, Graham A. Colditz and Hank Dart

2. Gut-to-Brain Mechanisms of Body Weight Regulation, Matthew R. Hayes

3. Energy Expenditure and Obesity, Kara L. Marlatt and Eric Ravussin

4. Genetics of Obesity, I. Sadaf Farooqi

5. Human Energy Homeostasis and the Gut Microbiome, Michael Rosenbaum and Rudolph L. Leibel

II. Behavioral, Environmental, and Psychosocial Contributors to Obesity

6. The Role of Portion Size, Energy Density, and Variety in Obesity and Weight Management, Barbara J. Rolls

7. Physical Activity and the Development of Obesity, Claude Bouchard, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, and Robert Ross

8. Sleep and Obesity, Andrea M. Spaeth and David F. Dinges

9. Social, Economic, and Physical Environmental Contributors to Obesity among Adults, Joreintje Dingena Mackenbach, Jeroen Lakerveld, and Johannes Brug

10. Psychosocial Contributors to and Consequences of Obesity, Rebecca M. Puhl and Rebecca L. Pearl

11. Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Addiction, Courtney McCuen-Wurst and Kelly C. Allison

III. Health Consequences of Weight Reduction

12. The Impact of Intentional Weight Loss on Major Morbidity and Mortality, Edward W. Gregg and Marcela Rodriguez Flores

13. Weight Loss and Changes in Psychosocial Status and Cognitive Functioning, Candice A. Myers and Corby K. Martin

14. Effects of Lifestyle Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life and Physical Functioning, W. Jack Rejeski and Donald A. Williamson

IV. Assessment of Patients with Obesity

15. Medical Evaluation of Patients with Obesity, Rekha B. Kumar and Louis J. Aronne

16. Behavioral Assessment of Patients with Obesity, Jena A. Shaw Tronieri and Thomas A. Wadden

V. Treatment of Obesity in Adults

17. An Overview of the Treatment of Obesity in Adults, Thomas A. Wadden, Zayna M. Bakizada, Steven Z. Wadden, and Naji Alamuddin

18. Dietary Treatment of Overweight and Obesity, Arne S. Astrup

19. Physical Activity and Weight Management, John M. Jakicic, Renee J. Rogers, Sally A. Sherman, and Sara J. Kovacs

20. Behavioral Treatment of Obesity, Stephanie Gomez-Rubalcava, Kaitlin Stabbert, and Suzanne Phelan

21. The Role of Medications in Weight Management, George A. Bray and Donna H. Ryan

22. Surgical Treatment of Obesity, Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Ali Aminian, Philip R. Schauer

23. Maintenance of Weight Lost in Behavioral Treatment of Obesity, Michael G. Perri and Aviva H. Ariel-Donges

VI. Additional Approaches to and Resources for the Treatment of Obesity

24. The Emerging Field of Obesity Medicine, Robert F. Kushner and Scott Kahan

25. Coverage of Obesity Treatment: Costs and Benefits, Morgan Downey and Theodore K. Kyle

26. Obesity Treatment Perspectives in U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations, Shiriki K. Kumanyika

27. Treatment of Obesity in Primary Care, Adam G. Tsai and Thomas A. Wadden

28. Remotely Delivered Interventions for Obesity, Deborah F. Tate, Brooke T. Nezami, and Carmina G. Valle

29. Commercial Weight-Loss Programs, Kimberly A. Gudzune and Jeanne M. Clark

30. Treatment of Obesity in Community Setting, Delia Smith West, Rebecca A. Krukowski, and Chelsea A. Larsen

31. Alternative Behavioral Weight Loss Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, Meghan L. Butryn, Leah M. Schumacher, and Evan M. Forman

32. Behavioral Economics and Weight Management, Mitesh S. Patel and Kevin G. M. Volpp

33. Nonsurgical Interventional Modalities for the Treatment of Obesity, Jacqueline M. Soegaard Ballester, Casey H. Halpern, Noel N. Williams, and Kristoffel R. Dumon

34. Treatment of Eating Disorders in Persons with Obesity, Carlos M. Grilo

35. Obesity and Body Image Dissatisfaction, David B. Sarwer, Colleen M. Tewksbury, and Heather M. Polonsky

36. Obesity, Weight Management, and Self-Esteem, Carol Johnson

VII. Childhood Obesity and Obesity Prevention

37. The Development of Childhood Obesity, Tanja V. E. Kral and Robert I. Berkowitz

38. Prevention of Obesity in Youth: Findings from Controlled Trials, Hannah G. Lawman, Alexis C. Wojtanowski, and Gary D. Foster

39. Behavioral Treatment of Obesity in Youth, Katherine N. Balantekin, Denise E. Wilfley, and Leonard H. Epstein

40. Pharmacological Treatment of Pediatric Obesity, Robert I. Berkowitz and Ariana M. Chao

41. Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents with Severe Obesity, Andrew J. Beamish and Thomas H. Inge

42. Using Public Policy to Address Obesity: Past, Present, and Future, Marlene B. Schwartz and Kelly D. Brownell

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD, is the Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He also is Visiting Professor of Psychology at Haverford College. Dr. Wadden's research and over 400 scientific publications focus on the treatment of obesity by methods including diet, physical activity, behavior therapy, medication, and surgery. He also investigates the health and psychosocial consequences of intentional weight loss. Dr. Wadden is past president of the Obesity Society and has served on numerous panels of the National Institutes of Health. He is a recipient of honors including the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Research Achievement Award from the Obesity Society and mentoring awards from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Obesity Society.

George A. Bray, MD, is Boyd Professor Emeritus at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University; Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Louisiana State University Medical Center; and Visiting Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute. With over 2000 scientific publications, Dr. Bray has conducted influential research on the causes of obesity, dietary approaches to the prevention of hypertension and diabetes, and dietary approaches to weight loss. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Other honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, induction into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and the Presidential Medal from the Obesity Society.

Weight management practitioners and researchers, including clinical psychologists, physicians, social workers, nurses, counselors, and dietitians.
May serve as a text in graduate-level courses on understanding and managing obesity.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 2002
ISBN: 9781593850944
New to this edition: