Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

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Cambridge University Press, 12/14/2006
EAN 9780521613125, ISBN10: 0521613124

Paperback, 336 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders are arguably the most complex mental health problems that a child or adolescent may experience. Numbers seeking help are on the increase, and the complexity of these disorders challenges even the most experienced clinician. In this 2006 book, the experience of numerous practitioners with international reputations in the field is brought to bear on the broad range of issues a good clinician needs to know about, from the history of the disorder through to treatment, psychopharmacology, the psychotherapies, epidemiology, comorbidities, eating disorders in boys, and neuroimaging. The book is divided into parts detailing the scientific underpinnings, abnormal states, the evidence base for treatments, and finally public health issues, including service delivery models and perspectives on prognosis and outcomes. Clinicians encountering eating disorders will find this latest addition to the Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry series invaluable.

Part I. Introduction
1. Historical and current conceptualisations of eating disorders
a developmental perspective Mytilee Vemuri and Hans Steiner
Part II. Scientific Underpinnings
2. Regulation of food intake and body weight Julian Mercer
3. The development of children's shape and weight concerns Andrew J. Hill
4. Relation of dieting to eating pathology Eric Stice, Emily Burton, Michael Lowe and Meghan Butryn
5. Physical and cognitive changes associated with puberty Victor M. Fornari and Ida F. Dancyger
6. Genetic influences in the development of eating disorders Shani Leor, Orit Krispin and Alan Apter
7. Epidemiology of eating disorders Søren Nielsen
8. Neuroimaging Janet Treasure and Hans-Christoph Friederich
Part III. Abnormal States
9. Anorexia Nervosa in children and adolescents Rachel Bryant-Waugh
10. Eating disorders in boys Brett McDermott
11. Bingeing and Bulimia Nervosa in children and adolescents Leora Pinhas, Debra K. Katzman, Gina Dimitropoulos and Blake Woodside
12. Selective eating and other atypical eating problems Dasha Nicholls and Tony Jaffa
13. Comorbid anxiety and depression and the role of trauma in children and adolescents with eating disorders Timothy D. Brewerton
14. Eating disorders in children with disabilities and chronic illness Peter B. Sullivan
15. Childhood obesity Caroline Braet
Part IV. Evidence-Based Care
16. Assessment and treatment of acute medical complications during the refeeding process Carl Laird Birmingham
17. Assessment and treatment of chronic medical complications Richard E. Kreipe
18. Individual psychotherapy Phillipa P. J. Hay and Brett McDermott
19. Evidence based family psychotherapy interventions James Lock and Jennifer Couturier
20. Models of service delivery Simon Gowers and Lynne Green
21. Psychopharmacology and eating disorders Kristine J. Steffen, James L. Roerig and James E. Mitchell
Part V. Public Health Perspectives
22. Longitudinal perspectives, outcome and prognosis Hans-Christoph Steinhausen
23. Primary prevention of eating disorders Greta Noordenbos
24. Strategies for secondary prevention Greta Noordenbos.

'The book is pleasingly presented and … The introduction consists of a truly fascinating historical and developmental review, … The section on evidence-based care has useful reviews of acute and chronic medical complications, individual and family psychotherapies, … there is much of interest and value for those who wish to gain an overview of current knowledge of the many problems in this population, without having to delve into a voluminous text.' British Journal of Psychiatry