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Eating Disorders in Women and Children

Prevention, Stress Management, and Treatment, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Kristin Goodheart, James R. Clopton, Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb

CRC Press

456 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Our understanding of eating disorders has improved markedly over the past 10 years since the publication of the previous edition of this volume. Early intervention is the key, as body dissatisfaction, obsession with thinness, and restrained and binge eating can be found in those as young as ten. Exploring prevention methods and therapeutic options, the second edition of Eating Disorders in Women and Children: Prevention, Stress Management, and Treatment is updated with new research on these devastating maladies.

Highlights in the second edition include:

  • An emphasis on the physiology of eating disorders and genetic factors related to anorexia and bulimia
  • Theories on prevention and the identification of at-risk individuals
  • The latest information on therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, constructionist, and narrative approaches as well as pharmaceutical management
  • Nutritional evaluation and treatment
  • Specific exercise recommendations for women and children with eating disorders
  • An accompanying CD-ROM containing a PowerPoint® presentation for each chapter

With contributions from acclaimed clinicians widely known for their work with the eating disorder population, this volume recognizes the multifaceted nature of these disorders, addresses the widening demographic range of those afflicted, and delves into the issues behind their development. It provides practical recommendations for treatment from many perspectives, presenting enormous hope for people who painfully struggle with these disorders. In addition, it explores critical measures that can be taken to help the larger population understand and work to prevent eating disorders in their communities.

Table of Contents

Identifying and Understanding Eating Disorders

An Overview of Eating Disorders; J. J. Robert-McComb, L. Wilson-Barlow, and K. L. Goodheart

The Psychology of Eating Disorders; K. L. Goodheart, H. L. Gibson, and J. R. Clopton

The Physiology of Anorexia Nervosa; A. Gary, J. Campbell-Ruggaard, K. L. Goodheart, and J. R. Clopton

The Physiology of Bulimia Nervosa; J. J. Robert-McComb and B. McCullough

Measures of Eating Disorder Symptoms and Body Image Disturbance; S. Kashubeck-West, K. Saunders, and H.-h. Huang

The Characteristics of Stress

The Physiology of Stress; J. J. Robert-McComb, and B. O. Young

The Psychology of Stress and Coping; S. W. Cook, C. L. Thompson, and V. A. Coca-Lyle

Society and Eating Disorders

Family Dynamics; A. S. Kluck, J. R. Clopton, and J. Snider Kent

Body Image; S. Kashubeck-West, K. Saunders, and A. Coker

Sexuality and Eating Disorders; A. S. Kluck, S. Garos, and L. Johnson

Prevention of Eating Disorders

Factors Associated with Eating Disorders in Children; J. L. Rohwer

Educational Programs Aimed at Primary Prevention; J. L. Rohwer

An Ecological Approach to the Prevention of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents; M. Massey-Stokes, B. A. Barton, M. Golman, and D. J. Holland

Developing Healthy Attitudes and Behaviors to Manage Stress and Eating Disorders

Behavior Modification; A. M. Tacón

Social-Emotional Learning, Interpersonal Skills, and Resilience; M. Massey-Stokes and S. B. Stokes

Exercise Guidelines: Specific Recommendations for Women and Children with Eating Disorders; J. J. Robert-McComb and V. Bayer

Nutritional Evaluation and Treatment of Eating Disorders; A. A. Thompson and A. J. Danielson

Nutritional Needs in Special Populations with Eating Disorders; S. Rushing

Therapeutic Approaches to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Approaches for Treating Eating Disorders; M. M. Abbott and K. L. Goodheart

Interpersonal Approaches for Treating Eating Disorders; K. L. Goodheart, M. M. Abbott, and J. R. Clopton

Constructivist and Narrative Approaches for Treating Eating Disorders; K. L. Goodheart and S. L. Harter

Pharmaceutical Approaches for Treating Eating Disorders; M. L. Hoes and B. Curtis

About the Editors

Kristin L. Goodheart, MS is completing her PhD in clinical psychology and is conducting research about the relationships among shame, perfectionism, and symptoms of eating disorders.

James R. Clopton, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience doing psychotherapy and psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults.

Jacalyn J. McComb, PhD, FACSM is a professor in exercise physiology. Her research interest is in teaching others to cope with the stressors in their daily lives through mindfulness-based exercise programs.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Public Health
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General