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Eating and Weight Disorders
Grilo, Carlos
Psychology Press/Routledge / Softcover / 2006-06-01 / 1841695483
Eating Disorders
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Eating disorders refer to a range of problems characterized by abnormal eating behaviours and beliefs about eating, weight, and shape. Eating disorders, which are classified as psychiatric problems, and obesity, which is classified as a general medical condition, reflect a diverse and perplexing array of biological, social, and psychological phenomena. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of eating and weight disorders, this volume also covers:

* anorexia nervosa
* bulimia nervosa
* atypical eating disorders and binge eating disorders
* obesity.

Including the most up-to-date research, Carlos Grilo provides a balanced and authoritative overview of current thinking in the fields of eating disorders and obesity with broad yet in-depth coverage of the areas. This highly readable book is an indispensable resource to students and professionals in clinical psychology, health psychology, and psychiatry.

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'The book is ideal for students (both advanced undergraduates and graduates) and professionals in training. It would also be a needed source of current information for professionals in practice. Simply put, this balanced and authoritative book will be the best single volume coverage of eating and weight disorders there is.' - G. Terrence Wilson, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

'This is a fine book by a fine scholar and clinician. Anyone wishing to
understand how and why eating and weight disorders develop, how they are
diagnosed, and how best to treat them will benefit from this excellent
analysis.' - Kelly D. Brownell, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders

Contents:

Overview of Eating and Weight Disorders: Bodies to Die for. The Epidemiology and Nature of Eating and Weight Disorders. Understanding, Assessing and Treating Anorexia Nervosa. Understanding, Assessing and Treating Bulimia Nervosa. Atypical Eating Disorders and Binge Eating Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. Obesity: Assessment and Treatment. Further Reading and Resources.

Series Information:
Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

Author Biography:
Carlos Grilo is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Eating Disorders and Obesity Research Program at Yale University School of Medicine.

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