Body image and eating disorders are not only widespread but the cause of high levels of burden within Western societies. However, over recent years, prevention, early intervention, and treatment options have expanded to address the complex presentations of these disorders, and the evaluation research for these approaches has also grown.
Few texts draw together the wide range of evidence-based interventions in this field in a manner that can assist the health professional to choose and implement the treatment that is most likely to be effective. The aim of this edited text is to present practical information about evidence-based therapeutic approaches to facilitate appropriate intervention selection and implementation.
Each chapter provides a theoretical rationale for an intervention approach, which is followed by a description of the evidence base for that approach. Each chapter then outlines issues in the implementation of the particular approach, highlighting its positive aspects but also dilemmas and challenges that may arise. Drawing on case material or clinical experiences, authors have highlighted practical issues that need to be considered, and additional practical clinical resources are provided.
The book reflects notable advances in treatments for body image and eating disorders over the past ten years, including advances in prevention, psychological treatment techniques, pharmacotherapy, and treatment delivery approaches, and provides up-to-date guidance and tools for practitioners of all disciplines who work in the field.
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Chapter 1 School-based Eating Disorder Prevention
Simon Wilksch and Tracey Wade
Chapter 2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Related Bulimic Eating Disorders
Phillipa J Hay, Anita Darby, and Frances Quirk
Chapter 3 Guided Self-Help in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder
Susan J Paxton, Christine Knauss, and Beth Shelton
Chapter 4 The Maudsley Model of Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: History, Practice, and Recent Developments
Paul Rhodes and Andrew Wallis
Chapter 5 Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for Anorexia Nervosa
Virginia V W McIntosh and Jennifer Jordan
Chapter 6 To Hospitalise or Not to Hospitalise Patients with Anorexia Nervosa?
M La Puma, S W Touyz, H Dean, H Williams, and C Thornton
Chapter 7 Inpatient Treatment Issues for Children and Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
Michael R Kohn, Sloane Madden, Simon D Clarke, and Gail Anderson
Chapter 8 Day Hospitalisation Treatment of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa
C E Thornton, S W Touyz, A Willinge, M La Puma
Chapter 9 Nutritional Treatment in Eating Disorders
Alison Wakefield and Hazel Williams
Chapter 10 Pharmacotherapy for Eating Disorders
Angelica M Claudino, Josue Bacaltchuk, and Phillipa J Hay
Chapter 11 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders
Chapter 12 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Lucene Wisniewski, Mark Warren, and Marsha Heiden
Chapter 13 Writing Therapies for Eating Disorders
Tracey Wade and Ulrike Schmidt
Chapter 14 Modern Communication Technologies in the Treatment of Body Image and Eating Disorders
Susan J Paxton, Beth Shelton, and Sian A McLean
Chapter 15 Treatment Intervention for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Natalie Knoesen and David J Castle
About the Editors:
Susan J Paxton is Professor in the School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University.
Phillipa J Hay is Foundation Professor of Mental Health, University of Western Sydney.