Night Eating Syndrome

Research, Assessment, and Treatment

Edited by Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison, and Albert J. Stunkard
Foreword by James E. Mitchell

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In one indispensable volume, this book combines a complete overview of night eating syndrome (NES) with evidence-based treatment guidelines and clinical tools. Experts in the field review the biological underpinnings of NES and its common comorbidities; explain how the basic science can inform clinical practice; and discuss issues in assessment and diagnosis. Vivid case examples are featured. Of special utility for clinicians, the book includes a manual for delivering an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol. Reproducible client forms can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½“ x 11” size.

“A comprehensive synthesis of all that is currently known about this intriguing pattern of nocturnal ingestions and evening hyperphagia....Packed full of information for professionals.”

AED Forum (Association for Eating Disorders Newsletter)


“This welcome compendium brings together an international group of experts whose research has defined the cutting edges of the field....Each chapter presents a succinct and scholarly review of its area, with suggestions for future research....This book will interest researchers and a wide audience of clinicians treating patients with eating disorders, obesity, and other psychiatric and sleep disorders as well.”

Eating Disorders Review


“It has taken more than 50 years for NES to receive the attention it merits, and this is the first volume devoted to all aspects of the disorder. Strongly recommended for clinicians and researchers. An invaluable resource.”

—Christopher G. Fairburn, OBE, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


“This volume offers clinicians an authoritative resource for helping patients who suffer from NES, a condition whose pathophysiology and treatment have been poorly understood until recently. The book balances recent findings and advances with attention to what remains unknown. It provides a unique and important framework for developing a future research agenda for this complex syndrome.”

—Pamela K. Keel, PhD, Department of Psychology, Florida State University


“The most comprehensive account of NES to date. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the clinical aspects of this puzzling syndrome, as well as the latest research findings from a superb roster of leaders in the field. Clinicians, researchers, and students will find this book well worth reading.”

—W. Stewart Agras, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus), Stanford University


“Virtually all that is known clinically and scientifically about night eating syndrome (NES) is covered in concise chapters in this skillfully edited guide. The contributors are experts who present state-of-the-art information about the nature of NES and methods for assessment and treatment. This is an essential book for clinicians in all health care disciplines interested in eating and weight issues.”

—Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, Director, Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research, Yale University School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Foreword, James E. Mitchell

I. Introduction and History

1. Introduction to Night Eating Syndrome: Past, Present, and Future, Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison, and Albert J. Stunkard

2. A History of Night Eating Syndrome: The First Patient, Albert J. Stunkard

II. Biology

3. Pathophysiological and Neuroendocrine Aspects of Night Eating Syndrome, Tatiana Ungredda, Marci E. Gluck, and Allan Geliebter

4. Circadian Rhythms Associated with Night Eating Syndrome, Jennifer D. Lundgren, Raymond Boston, and Glenys K. Noble

5. Behavioral and Molecular Genetics of Night Eating Syndrome, Cristin D. Runfola, Tammy L. Root, and Cynthia M. Bulik

III. Relation to Other Clinical Syndromes

6. The Relationship of Night Eating Syndrome with Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Physical Health, Susan L. Colles and John B. Dixon

7. Night Eating Syndrome and Other Eating Disorders, Yael Latzer and Orna Tzischinsky

8. Night Eating Syndrome and Other Psychiatric Disorders, Melisa V. Rempfer and Meghan E. Murphy

9. Nocturnal Eating and Sleep Disorders, Michael J. Howell and Scott J. Crow

IV. Assessment

10. Conceptual Issues Related to the Assessment of Eating Behavior, Mood, and Sleep in Night Eating Syndrome, Drew A. Anderson, Scott G. Engel, and Ross D. Crosby

11. Assessment Instruments for Night Eating Syndrome, Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison, Piergiuseppe Vinai, and Marci E. Gluck

V. Treatment

12. Pharmacological Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome, Kajal R. Patel, John P. O’Reardon, and Mario A. Cristancho

13. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Night Eating Syndrome, Kelly C. Allison

14. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual for Night Eating Syndrome, Kelly C. Allison

15. Other Approaches to the Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome, Laura Pawlow

16. Epilogue, Jennifer D. Lundgren, Kelly C. Allison, and Albert J. Stunkard


About the Editors

Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kelly C. Allison, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

Albert J. Stunkard, MD, until his death in 2014, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A pioneering obesity researcher, he was founder of the University's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, where an endowed professorship was named for him, and a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Contributors

Kelly C. Allison, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she is also Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

Drew A. Anderson, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Raymond Boston, PhD, is Professor of Applied Biomathematics in the Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, is the Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is also Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program.

Susan L. Colles, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer in the Master of Dietetics program at the University of South Australia.

Mario A. Cristancho, MD, is a member of the Clinical Research Scholars Program of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ross D. Crosby, PhD, is Director of Biomedical Statistics at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Scott J. Crow, MD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and Director of the Clinical Populations–Assessment Core of the Minnesota Obesity Center.

John B. Dixon, PhD, is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow, combining positions in vascular and hypertension–obesity research at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Scott G. Engel, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Allan Geliebter, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Professor of Psychology at Touro Graduate School in New York.

Marci E. Gluck, PhD, is Research Clinical Psychologist in the Obesity and Diabetes Clinical Research Section of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael J. Howell, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, where he is Director of the Parasomnia Program.

Yael Latzer, DSc, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, Israel, and the founder and director of the Institute for the Treatment and Study of Eating Disorders in the Division of Psychiatry at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Meghan E. Murphy, MA, is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri Kansas City. She is currently a clinical psychology intern at the VA Western New York Health Care System in Buffalo, New York.

Glenys K. Noble, PhD, is Lecturer of Equine Science in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia.

John P. O’Reardon, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kajal R. Patel, MD, is a fellow in psychosomatic medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Laura Pawlow, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Melissa V. Rempfer, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Tammy L. Root, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as faculty at Walden University.

Cristin D. Runfola, MS, is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Palo Alto University and eating disorders predoctoral psychology intern in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Albert J. Stunkard, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, where an endowed professorship has been named for him, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Orna Tzischinsky, DSc, is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Emek Yezreel Academic College, Emek Yezreel, Israel, and a senior researcher in the Sleep Laboratory at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Tatiana Ungredda, MA, MEd, is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas.

Piergiuseppe Vinai, MD, is a psychologist, psychotherapist, and teacher at the Italian Society of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (SITCC) and at the Post Graduate Psychotherapy Cognitive School in Milan. He is also the cofounder of the nonprofit research group GNOSIS in Cuneo, Italy.

Audience

Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners who treat patients with eating disorders.

Course Use

May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.