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Eating Disorders

A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Care and Complications

edited by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS, and Arnold E. Andersen, MD, FAED, DLFAPA

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A comprehensive guide on how to diagnose, treat, and care for those with eating disorders.

Eating disorders, which include such conditions as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and pica, represent a challenge to both patients and health care providers alike. For more than 20 years, health care providers have turned to the expert advice found in Eating Disorders to keep up to date with the latest research in the field and to help them provide the best care available for their patients. In this new, thoroughly revised and expanded edition of their best-selling work, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold...

A comprehensive guide on how to diagnose, treat, and care for those with eating disorders.

Eating disorders, which include such conditions as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and pica, represent a challenge to both patients and health care providers alike. For more than 20 years, health care providers have turned to the expert advice found in Eating Disorders to keep up to date with the latest research in the field and to help them provide the best care available for their patients. In this new, thoroughly revised and expanded edition of their best-selling work, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide to treating and managing eating disorders for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, worried family members and friends, and nonmedical professionals (such as teachers and coaches). Mehler and Andersen

• identify common medical complications faced by people who have eating disorders
• answer questions about how to treat both physical and behavioral aspects of eating disorders
• discuss serious complications, including cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte abnormalities, and gastrointestinal problems
• incorporate all-new information on avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), binge eating disorder, and the role of social media in promoting disordered eating
• offer targeted advice for working with specialists
• include four new chapters on eating disorders in children and adolescents; atypical anorexia; eating disorders in transgender individuals; and family therapy
• feature engaging clinical vignettes
• answer a list of common questions practitioners may have in each chapter

The most comprehensive work on the market and the only book that covers eating disorders in transgender individuals, Eating Disorders is a compassionate, evidence-based, and essential guide.

Contributors: Arnold E. Andersen, Ovidio Bermudez, Jeana Cost, Meghan Foley, Dennis Gibson, Neville Golden, Sacha Gorell, Jeffrey Hollis, Mori J. Krantz, Daniel Le Grange, Russell Marx, Jennifer McBride, Philip S. Mehler, Leah Puckett, Katherine Sachs, Michael Spaulding-Barclay, Anna Tanner, Nathalia Trees, Jessica Tse, Kenneth Weiner, Patricia Westmoreland

Reviews

Reviews

A winner.

Accomplishes the difficult task of merging psychiatric and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations.

This book provides useful and practical information to practitioners who are new to the care of patients with eating disorders while serving as a reference for those with more experience.

An excellent guide to the medical issues connected with eating disorders.

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Book Details

Publication Date
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Available
Trim Size
6.125
x
9.25
Pages
592
ISBN
9781421443584
Illustration Description
15 halftones, 18 line drawings
Table of Contents

Preface, by Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen
1. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Eating Disorders Spectrum in Primary Care Medicine, by Arnold E. Andersen
2. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team

Preface, by Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen
1. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Eating Disorders Spectrum in Primary Care Medicine, by Arnold E. Andersen
2. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team and Levels of Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, by Craig Johnson, Jeana Cost, Russell Marx, Kenneth Weiner, Nathalia Trees, and Philip S. Mehler
3. Medical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders, by Kristine Walsh and Philip S. Mehler
4. Nutritional Rehabilitation: Practical Guidelines for Refeeding Patients with Anorexia Nervosa, by Meghan Foley, Shelby Sitko, and Philip S. Mehler
5. Evaluation and Treatment of Electrolyte Abnormalities, by Dennis Gibson and Philip S. Mehler
6. Gastrointestinal Complications, by Dennis Gibson, Leah Puckett, and Philip S. Mehler
7. Cardiac Abnormalities and Their Management, by Katherine V. Sachs, Philip S. Mehler, and Mori Krantz
8. Obstetric-Gynecologic Endocrinology and Osteoporosis, by Philip S. Mehler
9. General Endocrinology, by Philip S. Mehler
10. The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus, by Ovidio Bermudez, Jennifer McBride, and Philip S. Mehler
11. Oral, Dental, Ear, and Eye Complications, by Jeffrey Hollis and Philip S. Mehler
12. Athletes and Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen and Jeana Cost
13. Males with Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen
14. Special Considerations for Eating Disorders in Children and Young Adolescents, by Anna B. Tanner and Michael Spaulding-Barclay
15. Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, by Neville Golden
16. Eating Disorders in Transgender Individuals, by Arnold E. Andersen
17. Using Medical Information Psychotherapeutically, by Arnold E. Andersen
18. Ethical and Medicolegal Considerations in Treating Patients with Eating Disorders, by Patricia Westmoreland and Jessica Tse
19. Medical Information for Nonmedical Clinicians and Educators, by Arnold E. Andersen
20. Innovative Psychological Treatments of Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen
21. Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, by Daniel Le Grange and Sasha Gorrell
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS (DENVER, CO), is the founder and chief executive officer of Denver Health's ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition, the chief scientific officer at the Eating Recovery Center, and the Distinguished Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado.
Featured Contributor

Arnold E. Andersen, MD, FAED, DLFAPA

Arnold E. Andersen, MD (IOWA CITY, IA), is emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and the former director of the Eating Disorders Program at Iowa and Johns Hopkins University. He is the editor of Males with Eating Disorders and the coauthor of Making Weight: Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape, and Appearance.