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The Psychology of Eating Disorders

SKU# 9780826155016

Author: Christine L.B. Selby PhD

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Offers a clear, concise, up-to-date introduction to eating disorders for students in the health professions

This is a concise, accessible introduction to eating disorders for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, as well as those specializing in health education and nutrition. Easy to read and grounded in DSM-5 definitions and the most up-to-date research, the text is designed for students in the health professions as well as health professionals seeking a basic understanding of the challenges associated with their diagnoses and treatment.

Written by a licensed psychologist and certified eating disorders specialist, the book describes what eating disorders are and are not, who is likely to develop them, and signs and symptoms of specific disorders. It discusses biological, medical, psychological, interpersonal, and socio-cultural risk factors, and helps the reader to identify those who are at risk for experiencing an eating disorder and how to refer them for evaluation. Scenarios reflect the wide spectrum of people who suffer from eating disorders including young and old, male and female, and athlete and non-athlete. Uniquely, the book also covers the range of reactions someone—including treatment providers—can have to an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder. The text also delivers strategies for treatment and prevention, with overviews of their effectiveness. Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to its entire contents.

Key Features:

  • Provides an easy-to-read introduction to the full range of eating disorders
  • Discusses risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders
  • Discusses evidence-based treatment approaches and prevention
  • Considers long-term effects of eating disorders
  • Includes illustrative narratives of diverse individuals with EDs
  • Authored by a certified eating disorders specialist

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 28, 2018
  • Page Count 210
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826155016

Table of Contents 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DEDICATION

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PART I: EATING DISORDERS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHO HAS THEM?

CHAPTER ONE: The Primary Eating Disorder Diagnoses: General Description, History, and Myths

CHAPTER TWO: Signs and Symptoms

CHAPTER THREE: Age, Sex, Race, and Socioeconomic Status

CHAPTER FOUR: Unique populations

PART II: RISK FACTORS, CORROLATES & CONSEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH EATING DISORDERS

CHAPTER FIVE: Biological and Medical Factors

CHAPTER SIX: Psychological Factors

CHAPTER SEVEN: Interpersonal and Sociocultural Factors

PART III: IDENTIFYING AND REFERRING THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK

CHAPTER EIGHT: Screening and Assessment

CHAPTER NINE: Making an effective referral

CHAPTER TEN: Identifying and managing reactions to individuals with eating disorders

PART IV: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Prevention

CHAPTER TWELVE: Treatment

PART V: SCENARIOS

Scenario 1: Suzanne, a 10 year old, throws food away at lunch

Scenario 2: Stephen, a freshman in high school, was bullied because of his weight

Scenario 3: Brenda, a 19 year old college student, has a history of eating disorders

Scenario 4: Joyce is a 55 year old, married mother of three adult children

Scenario 5: Jacinta is a competitive collegiate student-athlete

Scenario 6: Alex is a high school wrestler

APPENDIX A: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR OFFICIAL STAND ON EATING DISORDERS

GLOSSARY

INDEX