This Handbook is an indispensable guide for the multidisciplinary management of eating disorders. It discusses a broad range of issues: managing high-risk patients, the challenges of inserting feeding tubes, addressing nutritional aspects and dealing with additional disorders which might complicate matters, such as diabetes, coeliac disease and cystic fibrosis. It discusses fertility, pregnancy, and eating disorders in children and adolescents, as well as addressing the needs of families. Chapters contain key checklists and flow diagrams. Abundant pictures and conversations, coloured diagrams, charts, maps and boxes, support readers' varying learning styles and assist retention of key points. Vignettes taken from real (but strenuously anonymised) cases appeal to clinicians' preference for case-based learning. The book also functions as a practical manual of `What to do - and what NOT to do' with practical scenarios. In the acute situation, clinicians will be able to go directly to the relevant chapter to guide the team through the `when, where, how, why and with whom' of assessing and managing patients with eating disorders. The book is primarily aimed at postgraduate physicians managing patients with Eating disorders on Gastrointestinal, Endocrine or general medical wards, and those who seek to deepen their expertise as they sit higher professional examinations. It is of interest to both medical and psychiatric clinicians, as well as useful to nursing and multidisciplinary staff who want to develop a compassionate understanding of the true pain driving their patients' behaviours.
Understanding Anorexic Behaviour.- Medical Assessment.- How do medical conditions interact with Eating Disorders?.- The Medical Management of Inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa. Care on the General Medical Ward.- Medicolegal Aspects.- Working with Parents, Partners and Other Carers.- Eating and feeding disorders in children and adolescents.- Management of Over Activity and Compulsive Exercise in the Treatment of People with Eating Disorders.- The Management of Eating Disorders where there is a Comorbid Personality Disorder.- Management of Eating Disorders when there is also substance misuse.- Management of eating disorders in patients with Type 1 (Insulin Dependent) Diabetes.- Perinatal Illness in Eating Disorders.- Managing Transitions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.- Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders.- The Compassionate Management of a Death.