Concise and practical yet comprehensive, this unique book provides a clear framework and a range of up-to-date tools for assessing patients with eating disorders. Leading clinicians and researchers describe the nuts and bolts of using diagnostic interviews, standardized databases, structured instruments, self-report and family-based measures, medical and nutritional assessment, a recently developed approach called "Ecological Momentary Assessment," and strategies for evaluating body image disturbance. Throughout, procedural guidelines are illustrated with concrete examples and a reproducible instrument (the Eating Disorder Questionnaire) is included. The book concludes with an integrative discussion of how to use assessment results in evidence-based treatment planning.
1. Diagnostic Issues, B. Timothy Walsh and Dana Satir
2. The Classification of Eating Disorders, Kathryn H. Gordon, Jill M. Denoma, and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.
3. Conducting the Diagnostic Interview, Carol B. Peterson
4. A Standardized Database, James E. Mitchell
5. Structured Instruments, Carlos M. Grilo
6. Self-Report Measures, Carol B. Peterson and James E. Mitchell
7. Medical Assessment, Scott Crow and Susan Swigart
8. Nutritional Assessment, Cheryl L. Rock
9. Family Assessment, Daniel le Grange
10. Assessment of Body Image Disturbance,
J. Kevin Thompson, Megan Roehrig, Guy Cafri, and Leslie J. Heinberg
11. Ecological Momentary Assessment, Scott G. Engel, Steve A. Wonderlich, and Ross D. Crosby
12. Treatment Planning, James E. Mitchell
"A critically important book that will have a significant impact on clinical care and research in the field of eating disorders. Top eating disorder researchers provide the necessary tools for integrating observation and verbal inquiry to deliver state-of-the-art care. The book offers a thorough review of assessment techniques for eating disorder clinicians (mental health, primary care physicians, and nutritionists) and researchers. It will be a valuable text for graduate students and psychiatry residents."-David B. Herzog, MD, Harvard Eating Disorders Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
"An outstanding group of contributors have joined forces to offer a comprehensive review of eating disorder assessment, from well-established interview and self-report instruments to cutting-edge technology such as ecological momentary assessment. This invaluable resource provides clear research and practice guidelines for investigators and clinicians in all areas of eating disorders. For students in clinical psychology or psychiatry, this definitive text will be of great use in graduate-level assessment courses or in more specialized courses on eating disorders."
-Janet D. Latner, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand