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Eating and Weight Disorders

1st Edition

By Carlos M. Grilo

Psychology Press

256 pages

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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.


"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, USA

"The up-to-date sources of information are particularly useful to eating disorder specialists, but this book is also highly recommended to students and professionals who are new to the field." - European Eating Disorders Review

Table of 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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

"I truly like the books in this series because they are a quick reference and a great teaching tool." Nicholas Greco IV, MS (Abbott Laboratories), USA

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course was designed to overcome problems faced by the traditional textbook in conveying what psychological disorders are really like.

All the books in the series, written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, can be read as stand-alone texts, but they will also integrate with other modules to form a comprehensive resource in clinical psychology.

Students of psychology, medicine, nursing, and social work, as well as busy practitioners in many professions, often need an accessible but thorough introduction to how people experience anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disorders, how common they are, and who is most likely to suffer from them, as well as up-to-date research evidence on the causes and available treatments.

The series will appeal to those who want to go deeper into the subject than the traditional textbook will allow, and base their examination answers, research projects, assignments, or practical decisions on a clearer and more rounded appreciation of the clinical and research evidence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders