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Eating disorders in children and adolescents, edited by Tony Jaffa and Brett McDermott

Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders are arguably the most complex mental health problems that a child or adolescent may experience. Numbers seeking help are on the increase, and the complexity of these disorders challenges even the most experienced clinician. In this 2006 book, the experience of numerous practitioners with international reputations in the field is brought to bear on the broad range of issues a good clinician needs to know about, from the history of the disorder through to treatment, psychopharmacology, the psychotherapies, epidemiology, comorbidities, eating disorders in boys, and neuroimaging. The book is divided into parts detailing the scientific underpinnings, abnormal states, the evidence base for treatments, and finally public health issues, including service delivery models and perspectives on prognosis and outcomes. Clinicians encountering eating disorders will find this latest addition to the Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry series invaluable.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part I. Introduction. Historical and current conceptualizations of eating disorders: a developmental perspective / Mytilee Vemuri and Hans Steiner -- Part II. Scientific underpinnings. Regulation of food intake and body weight / Julian G. Mercer -- The development of children's shape and weight concerns / Andrew J. Hill -- Relation of dieting to eating pathology / Eric Stice, Emily Burton, Michael Lowe and Meghan Butryn -- Physical and cognitive changes associated with puberty / Victor M. Fornari and Ida F. Dancyger -- Genetic influences in the development of eating disorders / Shani Leor, Orit Krispin and Alan Apter -- Epidemiology of eating disorders / Søren Nielsen -- Neuroimaging / Janet Treasure and Hans-christoph Friederich
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 323 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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