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Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications 3ed

by Philip Mehler and Arnold Andersen Johns Hopkins University Press
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Eating disorders present diagnostic and treatment challenges to clinicians. While such disorders need both medical and psychological treatment, patients may be too medically ill for a thorough psychiatric evaluation and may be misunderstood by many primary care physicians. In this book, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, and others who encounter patients who have eating disorders.


Mehler and Andersen identify common medical complications that people who have eating disorders face and answer questions about how to treat them. They also cover such serious complications as osteoporosis, cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte abnormalities, and gastrointestinal sequelae. Incorporating illustrative case studies, medical background on the complications, guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, and an up-to-date list of selected references, chapters cover important topics including team treatment and nutritional rehabilitation. Care of the patient who is very medically compromised is based on extensive experience. The authors also address special areas of concern, such as athletes who have eating disorders, males with eating disorders, and the pharmacological treatment of obesity.


In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of Eating Disorders, Drs. Mehler and Andersen


• discuss the results of recent randomized control trials

• include new chapters on diabetes in eating disorders, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal complications, involuntary feeding, and innovative psychological strategies

• present a fresh consideration of ethical conflicts, including involuntary treatment, harm reduction, palliative care, and futility

• focus on evidence-based solutions

• provide information pertinent to worried families and nonmedical professionals like teachers and coaches, including recent genetic findings

• take a holistic approach that considers both the physical and mental health of the patient


This classic foundational guide will help primary care and mental health professionals to understand and more effectively address the complex concerns of patients who have eating disorders.


Preface, by Philip S. Mehler1. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Eating Disorders Spectrum in Primary Care Medicine, by Arnold E. Andersen2. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team and Levels of Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, by Craig Johnson, Kenneth Weiner, Russell Marx, Philip S. Mehler, Cynthia Pikus, and Anne Marie O'Melia3. Medical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders, by Kristine Walsh, Philip S. Mehler, and Jennifer McBride4. Nutritional Rehabilitation, by Philip S. Mehler5. Evaluation and Treatment of Electrolyte Abnormalities, by Margherita Mascolo and Philip S. Mehler6. Gastrointestinal Complications, by Philip S. Mehler7. Cardiac Abnormalities and Their Management, by Katherine V. Sachs, Philip S. Mehler, and Mori Krantz8. Obstetric-Gynecologic Endocrinology and Osteoporosis, by Philip S. Mehler9. General Endocrinology, by Philip S. Mehler10. The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus, by Ovidio Bermudez and Philip S. Mehler11. Oral, Dental, Ear, and Eye Complications, by Carrie Brown and Philip S. Mehler12. Athletes and Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen13. Males with Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen14. Using Medical Information Psychotherapeutically, by Arnold E. Andersen15. Ethical and Medicolegal Considerations in Treating Patients with Eating Disorders, by Patricia Westmoreland and Philip S. Mehler16. Medical Information for Nonmedical Clinicians and Educators, by Arnold E. Andersen17. Innovative Psychological Treatments of Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. AndersenList of ContributorsIndex

"A winner."

— Midwest Book Review

"This book accomplishes the difficult task of merging psychiatric and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations."

— Doody's Review Service

"This book provides useful and practical information to practitioners who are new to the care of patients with eating disorders while serving as a reference for those with more experience."

— Annals of Internal Medicine

"An excellent guide to the medical issues connected with eating disorders."

— Psychiatric Services

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, is the chief medical officer at the Eating Recovery Center, the founder and executive medical director of Denver Health’s ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, and the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Arnold E. Andersen, MD, is emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and the former director of the Eating Disorders Program at Iowa and Johns Hopkins University. He is the editor of Males with Eating Disorders and the coauthor of Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape, and Appearance.