Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders are arguably the most complex mental health problems that a child or adolescent may experience. Numbers seeking help are on the increase, and the complexity of these disorders challenges even the most experienced clinician. In this 2006 book, the experience of numerous practitioners with international reputations in the field is brought to bear on the broad range of issues a good clinician needs to know about, from the history of the disorder through to treatment, psychopharmacology, the psychotherapies, epidemiology, comorbidities, eating disorders in boys, and neuroimaging. The book is divided into parts detailing the scientific underpinnings, abnormal states, the evidence base for treatments, and finally public health issues, including service delivery models and perspectives on prognosis and outcomes. Clinicians encountering eating disorders will find this latest addition to the Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry series invaluable.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Historical and current conceptualisations of eating disorders: a developmental perspective Mytilee Vemuri and Hans Steiner; Part II. Scientific Underpinnings: 2. Regulation of food intake and body weight Julian Mercer; 3. The development of children's shape and weight concerns Andrew J. Hill; 4. Relation of dieting to eating pathology Eric Stice, Emily Burton, Michael Lowe and Meghan Butryn; 5. Physical and cognitive changes associated with puberty Victor M. Fornari and Ida F. Dancyger; 6. Genetic influences in the development of eating disorders Shani Leor, Orit Krispin and Alan Apter; 7. Epidemiology of eating disorders Søren Nielsen; 8. Neuroimaging Janet Treasure and Hans-Christoph Friederich; Part III. Abnormal States: 9. Anorexia Nervosa in children and adolescents Rachel Bryant-Waugh; 10. Eating disorders in boys Brett McDermott; 11. Bingeing and Bulimia Nervosa in children and adolescents Leora Pinhas, Debra K. Katzman, Gina Dimitropoulos and Blake Woodside; 12. Selective eating and other atypical eating problems Dasha Nicholls and Tony Jaffa; 13. Comorbid anxiety and depression and the role of trauma in children and adolescents with eating disorders Timothy D. Brewerton; 14. Eating disorders in children with disabilities and chronic illness Peter B. Sullivan; 15. Childhood obesity Caroline Braet; Part IV. Evidence-Based Care: 16. Assessment and treatment of acute medical complications during the refeeding process Carl Laird Birmingham; 17. Assessment and treatment of chronic medical complications Richard E. Kreipe; 18. Individual psychotherapy Phillipa P. J. Hay and Brett McDermott; 19. Evidence based family psychotherapy interventions James Lock and Jennifer Couturier; 20. Models of service delivery Simon Gowers and Lynne Green; 21. Psychopharmacology and eating disorders Kristine J. Steffen, James L. Roerig and James E. Mitchell; Part V. Public Health Perspectives: 22. Longitudinal perspectives, outcome and prognosis Hans-Christoph Steinhausen; 23. Primary prevention of eating disorders Greta Noordenbos; 24. Strategies for secondary prevention Greta Noordenbos.