Eating Disorders

by Stephen W. Touyz, Janet Polivy, Phillippa Hay

Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 13

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Even those clinicians who have a special expertise in the treatment of eating disorders frequently find themselves in despair after trying unsuccessfully to persuade a seriously ill patient to accept treatment. This book can help.

Eating disorders are causing increasing problems in our society, and many approaches to treatment are used, some more successful than others. This book provides therapists and students with practical and evidence-based guidance on diagnosis and treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), and binge eating disorder (BED). Building on existing knowledge as well as the enormous wealth of clinical experience that the authors have developed over the past three decades, it describes a successful, evidence-based approach. It will thus be of interest not only to those clinicians who have developed a special expertise in eating disorders, but to psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners, dieticians, social workers, nurses, and other allied mental health practitioners as well.

From the Reviews

“…a book written for clinicians looking for a guide to the often complex and confounding dynamics inherent in eating disorders. As part of the series ‘Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice’, the information in this volume is both clear and easily accessible. The format, structure, and content of this brief text make it a valuable resource for clinicians who are interested in providing quality care informed by current advances in research and treatment methodologies. The authors and editors of this book have worked hard to provide substantive, state-of-the-art information that is accessible both clinically and conceptually… There is much to be learned in this text about effective approaches to diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders… I would argue that the greatest strength of the book ‘Eating Disorders’ is that it provides a clear and concise review of the best treatment practices in use today while acknowledging the complexities and the confusions that are inherent in the treatment of eating disorders… ‘Eating Disorders’ is a highly pragmatic guide that should offer hope to the clinician, provide basic clinical suggestions and tools, and serve as an inspiration for further investigation and training.”
James M. Hepburn in PsycCRITIQUES

“The book is a remarkable achievement and will be of great value to those wanting an up-to-date overview of a complex and multifaceted field.”
Christopher G. Fairburn, FMedSci, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK

“... a brilliant handbook for all professionals in the field. With wisdom and compassion, they have masterfully brought together decades of empirical investigation on eating disorders.”
Kathleen M. Pike, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York and Temple University, Tokyo, Japan

“In keeping with the aim of this series, this book is a great clinical guide, combining biological, psychological and social perspectives into concrete and excellent treatment recommendations.”
Glenn Waller, DPhil, Vincent Square Clinic Eating Disorders Program,CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, UK

“This book will be an outstanding educational resource for educators and trainees, as well as a terrific reference or guide to clinicians in this field.”
Daniel le Grange, PhD, Director, Eating Disorders Program, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago, IL

“Highly readable, brief yet comprehensive, this book is recommended reading for anyone who needs a crash course on the state of the art of treatment for eating disorders.”
Marion Olmsted, PhD, CPsych, Director of Ambulatory Care for Eating Disorders, Toronto General Hospital and Associate Professor in Psychiatry, University of Toronto

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