Handbook of Obesity Treatment

Second Edition

Edited by Thomas A. Wadden and George A. Bray

Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
July 30, 2018
ISBN 9781462535569
Price: $95.00 $80.75
724 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
July 30, 2018
Price: $95.00 $80.75
724 Pages
print + e-book
Hardcover + e-Book (PDF) ?
Price: $190.00 $104.50
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)
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: 9781572307223
New to this edition: