Bringing together leading authorities, this comprehensive volume integrates the best current knowledge and treatment approaches for eating disorders in children and adolescents. The book reveals how anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disorders present differently in children than in adults and explains their potentially far-reaching impact on psychological, physical, and neurobiological development. It provides guidelines for developmentally sound assessment and diagnosis, with attention to assessment challenges unique to this population. Detailed descriptions of evidence-based therapies are illustrated with vivid case examples. Promising directions in prevention are also addressed. A special chapter offers a parent's perspective on family treatment.
"An authoritative and comprehensive guide to the assessment and treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. I strongly recommend this unique resource."
-Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
"A timely and important contribution. No previous book has addressed this topic in such detail. The 25 chapters, written by leaders in the field, provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and clinically useful review of all major topics pertaining to individuals with eating disorders in this age group. I highly recommend this book to all clinicians who work with patients with eating disorders."
-James E. Mitchell, MD, President, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute; Christoferson Professor and Chair of Clinical Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
"Eating disorders in childhood and adolescence have been quite neglected, despite the fact that the majority of eating disorders begin at this time. This welcome book pulls together what is known about causation, consequences, and treatment. It provides essential knowledge not only for treating this population, but also for better understanding eating disorders in adults. Practitioners, researchers, and graduate students specializing in eating disorders should have this valuable book on their shelves."
-W. Stewart Agras, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine
"Written by experts who work specifically with children and adolescents with eating disorders, this handbook updates the practitioner on neurobiology and gene-environment interactions, diagnostic challenges, and advances in evidence-based treatment and prevention. Clearly and concisely written, this book should be on the shelf of every professional who treats eating disorders in children and teens."
-Neville H. Golden, MD, The Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
"As a clinician who engages families in the treatment of eating disorders, I cannot think of a more comprehensive, authoritative, and thoughtfully curated collection of knowledge about these complex disorders. With its groundbreaking focus on the fundamental developmental nature of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents asks meaningful questions, broadens our understanding, sharpens our efforts, and strengthens our resolve."
-Leslie Sim, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Director, Mayo Inpatient Eating Disorders Program; Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Table of Contents:
1. Childhood and Adolescence: Looking at Eating Disorders When They Start, Daniel Le Grange
I. Etiology and Neurobiology
2. Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa, Walter H. Kaye
3. Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Eating Disorders: A Developmental Perspective, Sarah E. Racine, Tammy L. Root, Kelly L. Klump, and Cynthia M. Bulik
4. The Role of Family Environment in Etiology: A Neuroscience Perspective, Michael Strober and Tara Peris
II. Epidemiology and Course
5. Epidemiology of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Mark L. Norris, Susan J. Bondy, and Leora Pinhas
6. Course and Outcome, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen
III. Diagnosis and Classification
7. Diagnosis and Classification of Disordered Eating in Childhood, Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Dasha Nicholls
8. Diagnosis and Classification of Eating Disorders in Adolescence, Kamryn T. Eddy, David B. Herzog, and Nancy L. Zucker
IV. Medical Issues and Assessment
9. Medical Issues Unique to Children and Adolescents, Debra K. Katzman and Sheri M. Findlay
10. Assessment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Katharine L. Loeb, Melanie Brown, and Michal Munk Goldstein
Intensive Treatment Programs
11. Improving Connections for Adolescents across High-Intensity Settings for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Mary Tantillo and Richard Kreipe
Outpatient Treatment Programs for Anorexia Nervosa
12. Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: Evolution, Evidence Base, and Treatment Approach, James Lock
13. Multifamily Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa, Pennie Fairburn, Mima Simic, and Ivan Eisler
14. Adolescent-Focused Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa, Ann Moye, Kara Fitzpatrick, and Renee Rienecke Hoste
Outpatient Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder
15. Family-Based Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa: Theoretical Model, Key Tenets, and Evidence Base, Daniel Le Grange
16. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder, Mari Campbell and Ulrike Schmidt
17. Supportive Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents, Renee Rienecke Hoste and Angela Celio Doyle
Other Treatments or Clinical Groups
18. Early Treatment for Eating Disorders, Katharine L. Loeb, Katherine E. Craigen, Michal Munk Goldstein, James Lock, and Daniel Le Grange
19. Parent Groups in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Nancy L. Zucker, Katharine L. Loeb, Sheetal Patel, and Autumn Shafer
20. Treatments Targeting Aberrant Eating Patterns in Overweight Youth, Kerri N. Boutelle and Marian Tanofsky-Kraff
21. Pharmacotherapy for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Jennifer Couturier and Wendy Spettigue
22. Prevention of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
23. Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Intervention: The Internet, Angela Celio Doyle, Roslyn Binford Hopf, and Debra L. Franko
VII. A Parent'S Perspective On Family Treatment
24. A Parent's Perspective on Family Treatment, Harriet Brown
25. Where Are We Going from Here?, James Lock
About the Editors
Edited by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago; and James Lock, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
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