In the fourth edition of this accessible and comprehensive book, Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh build on the research and expertise of the previous three editions. First published in 1993, this was the first book of its kind to explore eating disorders in children and young adolescents, a population that is very different from those in their late teens and adulthood.
The contributors’ experience and knowledge have increased and the field has moved forward over the past 20 years. This fully revised edition offers a distillation of current information in the younger population, and contains brand new chapters on areas of experience, research and practice including:
The perspective of a young person going through an eating disorder
Experiences of a parent
Updated information regarding advances from neuroscience
Cognitive remediation therapy
Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence offers the reader knowledge, insight and understanding into this fascinating but challenging patient group. It has both a clinical and research focus and will be an essential text for a wide range of professionals, as well as being readable for parents of children suffering from eating disorders.
Preface. Part I: Perspectives. Nunn, The Sensitivities that Hinder and the Sensitivities that Heal. Caroline, A Child’s Perspective. Simons, A Parent’s Perspective. Part II: Assessment and Course. Bryant-Waugh, Lask, Overview. Nicholls, Aetiology. Katzman, Steinegger, Physical Assessment. Nicholson, Psychological Assessment. Frampton, Rose, Eating Disorders and the Brain. Gowers, Outcome. Part III: Management. Lask, Bryant-Waugh, Overview. Wiig, Lask, Therapeutic Engagement. Hart, Nutrition and Refeeding. Herscovici, Family Approaches. Watkins, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. Troupp, Individual Psychotherapy. Owen, Lindvall, Lask, Cognitive Remediation Therapy. Stewart, Ta, Ethical and Legal Issues.