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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Children, Adolescents, and Adults
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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a common eating disorder diagnosis that describes children and adults who cannot meet their nutritional needs, typically because of sensory sensitivity, fear of adverse consequences and/or apparent lack of interest in eating or food. This book is the first of its kind to offer a specialist treatment, specifically for ARFID. Developed, refined and studied in response to this urgent clinical need, this book outlines a specialiZed cognitive-behavioral treatment: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR). This treatment is designed for patients across all age groups, supported by real-life case examples and tools to allow clinicians to apply this new treatment in their own clinical settings.


Dedication; List of figures; List of tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. What is ARFID?; 2. Overview of existing treatments for feeding, eating, and anxiety disorders; 3. Assessment of ARFID; 4. Cognitive-behavioral model of ARFID; 5. Overview of CBT-AR; 6. Stage 1: Psychoeducation and early change; 7. Stage 2: treatment planning; 8. Stage 3: maintaining mechanisms in order of priority; 9. Stage 4: relapse prevention; 10. CBT-AR case examples; 11. Conclusion and future directions; Appendix 1: CBT-AR competence ratings; Appendix 2: CBT-AR adherence: session-by-session ratings; References; Index.


ISBN-13: 9781108401159
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: November, 2018
Pages: 178
Weight: 250g
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Subcategories: Psychiatry, Psychology


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Advance praise: 'This practical, accessible manual, written by two of the leading experts in the emerging avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) field, will be a very welcome addition to the clinician's library. I anticipate that it will quickly become a much used volume by anyone offering care and treatment to patents with this disorder. Until now there has been very little by way of guidance in terms of evidence based treatments specifically for ARFID. This clearly written book, based on sound theoretical principles, enables the outstanding skills, expertise and insights of its authors to be shared by a much wider audience, which can only benefit patient care.' Rachel Bryant-Waugh, Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service, the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (DCAMH), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Advance praise: 'It is rare that a newly conceptualized mental disorder is introduced into systems of nosology without an existing treatment approach with some evidence for efficacy; but, this was the case with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). Now, from one of the leading eating disorders centers in the world comes a very well-conceived stage model of intervention that can be personalized for the individual patient, as well as the patient's family. Anyone treating eating disorders should find this new clinical manual invaluable.' David H. Barlow, Boston University Advance praise: 'Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) sounds a little less unfamiliar today than when it was introduced by DSM-5 only five years ago. Since then, a small cadre of clinical researchers has devoted considerable energy to explore treatments for this patient population. Thomas and Eddy have been leaders in this domain. Through their focused efforts, the authors have put together an extraordinarily helpful treatment manual that everyone who wants to learn more about ARFID, whether a treating clinician, curious trainee, or worried parent, would be well advised to consult. This clinician manual first provides the reader with an excellent psycho-educational overview of ARFID, before delineating the four stages of CBT-AR. The authors round out this manual by demonstrating their treatment approach by way of five elucidating clinical case examples. This book is a most welcome addition to the small family of clinical treatment manuals for eating disorders.' Daniel Le Grange, University of California, San Francisco