Bringing together leading authorities, this comprehensive volume integrates the best current knowledge and treatment approaches for eating disorders in children and adolescents. The book reveals how anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disorders present differently in children than in adults and explains their potentially far-reaching impact on psychological, physical, and neurobiological development. It provides guidelines for developmentally sound assessment and diagnosis, with attention to assessment challenges unique to this population. Detailed descriptions of evidence-based therapies are illustrated with vivid case examples. Promising directions in prevention are also addressed. A special chapter offers a parent's perspective on family treatment.
Introduction. Le Grange, Childhood and Adolescence: Looking at Eating Disorders When They Start. Part I: Etiology and Neurobiology. Kaye, Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa. Racine, Root, Bulik, Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors for Eating Disorders: A Developmental Perspective. Strober, Peris, The Role of Family Environment in Etiology: A Neuroscience Perspective. Part II: Epidemiology and Course. Norris, Bondy, Pinhas, Epidemiology of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Steinhausen, Course and Outcome. Part III: Diagnosis and Classification. Bryant-Waugh, Nicholls, Diagnosis and Classification of Disordered Eating in Childhood. Kamryn, Herzog, Zucker, Diagnosis and Classification of Eating Disorders in Adolescence. Part IV: Medical Issues and Assessment. Katzman, Findlay, Medical Issues Unique to Children and Adolescents. Loeb, Brown, Goldstein, Assessment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Part V: Treatment. Intensive Treatment Programs. Tantillo, Kreipe, Improving Connections for Adolescents Across High-intensity Settings for the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Outpatient Treatment Programs for Anorexia Nervosa. Lock, Family-based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: Evolution, Evidence Base, and Treatment Approach. Fairburn, Simic, Eisler, Multifamily Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Moye, Fitzpatrick, Hoste, Adolescent-focused Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa. Outpatient Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder. Le Grange, Family-based Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa: Theoretical Model, Key Tenets, and Evidence Base. Campbell, Schmidt, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder. Hoste, Doyle, Supportive Psychotherapy for Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents. Other Treatments or Clinical Groups. Loeb, Craigen, Goldstein, Lock, Le Grange, Early Treatment for Eating Disorders. Zucker, Loeb, Patel, Shafer, Parent Groups in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Boutelle, Tanofsky-Kraff, Treatments Targeting Aberrant Eating Patterns in Overweight Youth. Couturier, Spettigue, Pharmacotherapy for Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Part VI: Prevention. Neumark-Sztainer, Prevention of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Doyle, Hopf, Franko, Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Intervention: The Internet. Part VII: A Parent's Perspective on Family Treatment. Brown, A Parent's Perspective on Family Treatment. Concluding Comments. Lock, Where Are We Going from Here?