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Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders

by B Timothy Walsh, Robyn Sysko, Deborah R Glasofer and Evelyn Attia American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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The recent publication of the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has had a profound impact on the classification of eating disorders, introducing changes that were formalized after years of study by the Eating Disorders Work Group. The Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders is the only book that provides clinicians with everything they need to know to implement these changes in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. After an overview of feeding and eating disorders that systematically reviews the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, some of the foremost scholars in each area address eating disorders in adults, children and adolescents, and special populations. Multichapter sections on assessment and treatment offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage that will benefit clinicians in practice, such as psychiatrists and psychotherapists, as well as mental health trainees.

Clinicians will find the following features and content especially useful: Five full chapters on assessment tools cover the evolution of measures and instruments, from the primitive beginnings to the cutting edge of new technological applications. The challenges of diagnosing feeding and eating disorders in children and adolescents are also addressed. Treatment chapters cover restrictive eating, including anorexia nervosa and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating, including bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, and other eating problems, including pica, rumination disorder, and night eating syndrome. A chapter is devoted to men and boys, who have diverse presentations, as well as motivations and body image disturbances that may differ from those typically found among females. Because attunement to culturally and socially patterned characteristics of clinical presentation is essential to an informed and accurate mental health assessment, an entire chapter is devoted to clinical effectiveness in multicultural and cross-cultural settings. Each chapter ends with key clinical points to help readers focus on the most salient content, test comprehension, and review for examinations.

Clinicians in both training and practice will find the book's up-to-date, DSM-5--compatible content to be utterly essential. The Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders belongs in the library of every mental health professional practicing today.

ContributorsForewordPrefaceVideo Guide PART I: IntroductionChapter 1. Classification of Eating DisordersPART II: Evaluation and Diagnosis of Eating ProblemsChapter 2. Eating Problems in AdultsChapter 3. Eating Problems in Children and AdolescentsChapter 4. Eating Problems in Individuals With Overweight and ObesityChapter 5. Assessment of Eating Disorders and Problematic Eating Behavior in Bariatric Surgery PatientsChapter 6. Eating-Related Pathology in Men and BoysChapter 7. Eating Problems in Special Populations: CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONSPART III: Assessment ToolsChapter 8. Assessment Measures, Then and Now: A LOOK BACK AT SEMINAL MEASURES AND A LOOK FORWARD TO THE BRAVE NEW WORLDChapter 9. Self-Report Assessments of Eating PathologyChapter 10. Use of the Eating Disorder Assessment for DSM-5Chapter 11. Diagnosis of Feeding and Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents Chapter 12. Application of Modern Technology in Eating Disorder Assessment and InterventionPART IV: TreatmentChapter 13. Treatment of Restrictive Eating and Low-Weight Conditions, Including Anorexia Nervosa and Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake DisorderChapter 14. Treatment of Binge Eating, Including Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating DisorderChapter 15. Treatment of Other Eating Problems, Including Pica and RuminationIndex

Dr. Timothy Walsh is one of the world's leading authorities on eating disorders. This well-researched and thorough guide, which he co-authored on the subject, will not only help clinicians and researchers better understand the condition, but also enable sufferers to get the help they so desperately need and deserve. Joy Bauer MS, RDN -- Nutrition and Health expert for NBC's TODAY Show, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of Nourish Snacks This 'Handbook' is actually an 'encyclopedic' compendium of the most current research and state-of-the-art practical applications for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.The authors throughout this book are among the pre-eminent scholars and clinicians in this field, yet the writing is always accessible and relevant. This handy text will no doubt become the 'go to' resource for a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians as well as academics. Andrea Marks M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, AYAM: Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine

B. Timothy Walsh, M.D., is Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director of the Division of Clinical Therapeutics at New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York,