We are delighted to publish this second edition of Anorexia Nervosa: Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment in Primary and Secondary Care, based on the first author's long-standing "St George's" Approach, which has been so well received since it was first published in 1994.
The book aims to outline in a clear, practical way, the minimal intervention necessary within primary and secondary care settings if the psychopathology of this serious and life-threatening illness is first to be identified and then treated with some hope of success. This first attempt at a time-limited and basic meaningful intervention involves concurrent use by both patient and therapist (and also, to some extent, the family) of the 'self-help' book Anorexia Nervosa: The Wish to Change and the Patient's Log Book, and all three books can be purchased as a package.
Arthur Crisp, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCP(E), FRCPsych, is emeritus professor of psychological medicine in the University of London at St George's Hospital Medical School. He has treated patients suffering from anorexia nervosa for over 35 years and has researched the condition extensively. Lisa McClelland, BSc, MB, BS, MRCPsych, was lecturer in psychiatry at St George's Hospital Medical School and worked with Professor Crisp in the Anorectic Unit. She is now a consultant psychiatrist in Devon.