Handbook of Eating Disorders: Theory, Treatment and Research: Second Edition

Editor : Janet Treasure, Editor : Ulrike Schmidt, Editor : Eric van Furth

Handbook of Eating Disorders: Theory, Treatment and Research: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : John Wiley
  • Published : 2003
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 496
  • Category :
    Eating Disorders
  • Catalogue No : 89174
  • ISBN 13 : 9780471497684
  • ISBN 10 : 0471497681
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This second edition of the Handbook of Eating Disorders offers a comprehensive, critical account of the whole field of eating disorders, incorporating both basic knowledge and a synthesis of the most recent developments in the area. Many of the important developments in recent years are reflected in this expanded volume such as the basic science of appetite control, the discovery of leptin and the knowledge about the neurotramsmitters involved in eating.

* An invaluable review of scientific knowledge and approaches to treatment of eating disorders from anorexia nervosa to obesity.

* Covers basic concepts and science, clinical considerations of definition and assessment, and treatment approaches.

* Focuses on newer developments in research and treatment.

* Reflects evidence-based approaches to treatment as a guide to best practice.

* Includes many new chapters and authors who represent the most authoritative scientists and clinicians worldwide.

About the Editor(s)

Ulrike Schmidt is Professor of Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital. One key focus of her research is on developing brief scalable psychological treatments of value to the NHS, for people with eating disorders and other common mental health problems, including self-harm.

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