Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment providers.
In an engaging, clear, and concise manner, Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments prepares physicians, dietitians, and psychotherapists to navigate the labyrinth they enter with eating disordered patients. Aggregating a vast amount of information and perspectives in a clear and concise format, readers will gain insight into the minds on both sides of the treatment room.
From leading experts in the field, readers will learn how dietitians, physicians, and psychotherapists conceptualize and treat people with eating disorders, and treatment providers will discover the nuanced etiologies of eating disorder symptoms in a range of diverse populations. Increase your cultural competency and expand your practice by learning how eating disorders are created, maintained, and resolved. Join us in bringing light, health, and hope to our patients and to our colleagues across disciplines.
Table of Contents
Part One. History, Psychology, and Physiology of Eating Disorders. Psychology of an Eating Disorder. Physiology of Eating Disorders: Medical and Nutritional Consequences of Eating Disorders. Part Two. The Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders. The Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders: Therapeutic Approaches for Eating Disorders. Medical Management of Eating Disorders. Exercise Prescription for Eating Disorder Treatment. Therapeutic Nutrition Counseling Skills for Eating Disorders: Dietitian Approaches. Part Three. Special Populations with Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders in College Students. Eating disorders in Pregnant Women. Eating disorders in Athletes. Eating Disorders in Diabetes Mellitus. Eating disorders in Males. Eating Disorders in Older Adults.
About the Editors
Dr Veronica Sullivan is a licensed counseling psychologist at Scovel Psychological Services in Vancouver, WA. Prior to this, she was a tenure track professor and staff psychologist at California State University, Northridge where she served as faculty advisor for the J.A.D.E. (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) peer education program and the group therapy coordinator. Dr. Sullivan has presented at national conferences on issues of multiculturalism and on eating disorders, including at the 2014 NEDA Conference. She was an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is a member of APA and the organization Women, Action, and Media! Dr. Sullivan earned her Ph.D. from University at Albany, State University where her dissertation research looked at the intersections among emotional eating, coping, and obesity. Dr. Sullivan's clinical specialties include body image and eating disorders, with a focus on Binge Eating Disorder.