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Psychology of Eating Disorders

by Christine L. B. Selby Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
12/2018
ISBN:
9780826155016
Format:
Pbk 210 pages
Price:
AU$99.00 NZ$101.74
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Offers a clear, concise, up-to-date introduction to eating disorders for students in the health professions


 


This is a concise, accessible introduction to eating disorders for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, as well as those specializing in health education and nutrition. Easy to read and grounded in DSM-5 definitions and the most up-to-date research, the text is designed for students in the health professions as well as health professionals seeking a basic understanding of the challenges associated with their diagnoses and treatment.


 


Written by a licensed psychologist and certified eating disorders specialist, the book describes what eating disorders are and are not, who is likely to develop them, and signs and symptoms of specific disorders. It discusses biological, medical, psychological, interpersonal, and socio-cultural risk factors, and helps the reader to identify those who are at risk for experiencing an eating disorder and how to refer them for evaluation. Scenarios reflect the wide spectrum of people who suffer from eating disorders including young and old, male and female, and athlete and non-athlete. Uniquely, the book also covers the range of reactions someone'including treatment providers'can have to an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder. The text also delivers strategies for treatment and prevention, with overviews of their effectiveness. Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to its entire contents.


 


Key Features:


 



  • Provides an easy-to-read introduction to the full range of eating disorders

  • Discusses risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders

  • Discusses evidence-based treatment approaches and prevention

  • Considers long-term effects of eating disorders

  • Includes illustrative narratives of diverse individuals with EDs

  • Authored by a certified eating disorders specialist

Preface


Acknowledgments


Part I: Eating Disorders: What Are They and Who Has Them?


1. The Primary Eating Disorder Diagnoses: General Description, History, and Myths


Introduction


Anorexia Nervosa


Bulimia Nervosa


Binge Eating Disorder


Common Myths of Eating Disorders


Conclusion


References


2. Signs and Symptoms


Introduction


General Signs of Eating Disorders


Signs and Symptoms of Specific Eating Disorders


Related Syndromes and Disorders


Conclusion


References


3. Age, Sex, Race, and Socioeconomic Status


Introduction


Age


Sex


Race/Ethnicity


Socioeconomic Status


Conclusion


References


4. Unique Populations


Introduction


Athletes


Autism Spectrum Disorder


Intellectual Disabilities


Older Adults


Physical Disabilities


Religion


Conclusion


References


Part II: Risk Factors, Corrolates, and Consequences Associated With Eating Disorders


5. Biological and Medical Factors


Introduction


Biological Factors


Medical Factors


Conclusion


References


6. Psychological Factors


Introduction


Weight Concerns


Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders


Personality Factors


Conclusion


References


7. Interpersonal and Sociocultural Factors


Introduction


Interpersonal Factors


Sociocultural Factors


Conclusion


References


Part III: Identifying and Referring Those Who Are at Risk


8. Screening and Assessment


Introduction


Screening


SCOFF Screening Tool


Assessment


Conclusion


References


9. Making an Effective Referral


Introduction


First Line of Defense


What Happens When a Referral Is Made


How Can One Increase the Chances That There Will Be Follow Through on the Referral?


Conclusion


References


10. Identifying and Managing Reactions to Individuals With Eating Disorders


Introduction


Countertransference


The Importance of Having Others to Talk to


Conclusion


References


Part IV: Prevention and Treatment


11. Prevention


Introduction


Types of Prevention


Eating Disorders Prevention


Combined Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention


Prevention in Middle School


Internet-Based Prevention Programs


Conclusion


References


12. Treatment


Introduction


Treatment Team


Levels of Care


Involuntary Treatment


Mode of Treatment


Treatment Approaches


Conclusion


References


13. Scenarios


Scenario 1: Suzanne, a 10-Year-Old, Throws Food Away at Lunch


Scenario 2: Stephen, a 14-Year-Old High School Student, Was Bullied Because of His Weight


Scenario 3: Brenda, a 19-Year-Old College Student, Has a History of Eating Disorders


Scenario 4: Joyce, a 55-Year-Old Married Mother of Three Adult Children


Scenario 5: Jacinta, a 20-Year-Old Competitive Collegiate Student-Athlete


Scenario 6: Alex, an 18-Year-Old High School Wrestler


Appendix: Professional Organizations and Their Official Stand on Eating Disorders


Glossary


Index

Christine L.B. Selby PhD.