Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook


This unique handbook presents and integrates virtually all that is currently known about eating disorders and obesity in one authoritative, accessible, and eminently practical volume. From leading international authorities, 112 concise chapters encapsulate the latest information on all pertinent topics, from biological, psychological, and social processes associated with risk, to clinical methods for assessment and intervention. Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter replace extended references and enhance the practical value and readability of the volume.

New to This Edition:

• Reorganized to highlight areas of overlap in the study of eating disorders and of obesity.

• Incorporates advances in theory, research, and practice.

• New and expanded topics: molecular genetics, the role of leptin in regulating body weight, binge-eating disorder, obesity and social discrimination, and the use of self-help books and the Internet in the treatment of eating disorders.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sarah F. Leibowitz
  • Gerard P. Smith
  • James Gibbs
  • Claude Bouchard
  • Cynthia M. Bulik
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005
  • 2nd


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