The Treatment of Eating Disorders

A Clinical Handbook

Edited by Carlos M. Grilo and James E. Mitchell

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March 18, 2011
ISBN 9781609184957
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606 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
Copyright Date: 2010
March 1, 2011
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Price: $56.00 $39.20
606 Pages
Copyright Date: 2010
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606 Pages

“A superb resource, presenting the best perspectives of an internationally renowned group of the field's leading authorities. The handbook accomplishes several feats. First, its clearly written chapters review the tried and true; next, it updates the growing evidence base on which clinical practices have increasingly relied; and finally, it describes some of the newer and still-evolving theoretical paradigms and treatment strategies for eating disorders, several of which have not previously appeared in major texts. This collection represents as clear a status report as I've seen regarding how the field is thinking about what current and emerging treatments can offer....Clinicians and students interested in the assessment and treatment of patients with eating disorders will definitely want to own this book. It's a keeper.”

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

“The authors in this text are leading experts on the topic and they have contributed specific treatments and state-of-the-art treatment approaches. The 35 chapters comprehensively cover what is known about diagnoses, treating serious eating disorders, and what needs to be learned to improve diagnosis and treatment. One distinctive feature of this primarily clinical handbook is the inclusion of 'mini-manuals' describing specific treatment approaches....There are also illustrative clinical examples modeling the use of specific techniques....This well-written clinical handbook is a valuable addition to the literature on eating disorders. It covers all the basics, beginning with diagnoses, following with treatment, and lastly, addressing research needs. This book serves both as a teaching function and a reference work. It is a valuable and worthwhile contribution to the field.”

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

“A comprehensive guide that covers the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder in significant depth. For each of these conditions, there is a chapter on pharmacotherapy as well as many chapters on the different types of psychotherapy for that disorder. The volume, which is authored by multiple authors, including many prominent names in the eating disorders field, is divided into five parts and contains 35 chapters....This is a great book and one that I wish had been available when I was in training. It is more comprehensive than other books on the topic that either address some but not all of these issues, or are more superficial. As a clinician rather than a researcher, I like the way in which the research is summarized so that it does not interrupt the flow for clinician readers. At the same time, each chapter includes extensive references for those who want to pursue the research in more detail. The text is comprehensive yet readable. It is well organized and is the broadest review of eating disorders that I have seen....Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other graduate-level mental health professionals would find this a valuable book.”

Journal of Psychiatric Practice

“Has a breadth of information, making it a valuable resource. It enhances the reader's knowledge and expertise by bringing together leading experts across the globe....This book is well-written. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, nurses, dieticians, and other health professionals will find it a useful resource. It offers a thought-provoking and thorough overview of the state of our knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders....Readers will find that this book discusses many issues that are crucial to their clinical practice and research.”

Psychology of Women Quarterly

“Substantial and substantive…Drs. Grilo and Mitchell have recruited an internationally renowned group of authorities….The 35 chapters cover all aspects of treatment….Chapters describing the usual approaches of CBT, IPT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, medication management, and the like provide scholarly reviews, updates, treatment principles, and a few ‘mini-manuals.’”

Eating Disorders Review

“This is a big book with a big task. Well-chosen authors contribute 35 chapters and over 550 pages of well-referenced text. In the world of systematic reviews and electronic literature searching, there is still an important role for a high-quality reference that offers not only data, but also perspective. This volume fills that role. It deserves to do well.”

—Bob Palmer, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

“A landmark contribution from internationally renowned clinical researchers. This practical volume informs the reader about state-of-the-art empirically based and promising treatments, and it provides a uniquely effective guide on how to deliver these treatments. A 'must-have' for clinicians, researchers, and students in the field.”

—David B. Herzog, MD, Endowed Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Eating Disorders, Harvard Medical School

“Edited by two leaders in the field, with chapters from a 'who's who' of cutting-edge researchers and clinicians, this book is an outstanding resource. It is a top-rate presentation of all the needed information.”

—Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

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