Eating Disorders and Obesity, Third Edition: A Comprehensive Handbook 3rd Edition PDF Download
By Kelly D. Brownell (Editor), B. Timothy Walsh (Editor)
Acclaimed for its encyclopedic coverage, this is the only handbook that synthesizes current knowledge and clinical practices in the fields of both eating disorders and obesity. Like the prior editions, the significantly revised third edition features more than 100 concise, focused chapters with lists of key readings in place of extended references. All aspects of eating disorders and obesity are addressed by foremost clinical researchers: classification, causes, consequences, risk factors, and pathophysiology, as well as prevention, treatment, assessment, and diagnosis.
New to This Edition
* Reflects 15 years of important advances in both fields, including state-of-the-art intervention approaches and a growing focus on how the brain regulates eating behavior.
* Dozens of entirely new chapters.
* New topics: epigenetics, body weight and neurocognitive function, stress and emotion regulation, the gut microbiome, surgical devices for obesity, food labeling and marketing, and more.
* Expanded coverage of prevention and policy.
- Hardcover:690 pages
- Publisher:The Guilford Press; 3 edition (March 3, 2017)
The previous two editions of this book were published in 1995 and 2002, both with Christopher G. Fairburn and one of us (Kelly D. Brownell) as coeditors. We are grateful for the pioneering role Chris has played in the creation of this book, and in the field overall. He continues to be a pioneer, an inspiring figure, and a wonderful colleague. B. Timothy Walsh has taken on Chris’s role in this edition. The preface of each of the prior editions noted the exciting possibilities and the glar- ing gaps that existed when considering the eating disorders and obesity fields as possible companions. We argued that an improved exchange of information between the two fields could expand the knowlege of both, and might yield new theories to be explored, a better understanding of mechanisms governing eating behavior and weight control, more effective treatments, and the ability to intervene in one area without causing harm in the other. It is informative to look now, some two decades after the first edition was pub- lished, at how things have changed, and to what degree these hopes have been realized. The scientific underpinnings of our understanding of eating disorders and of obesity have advanced in impressive ways, leading to much better knowledge of causes, risk fac- tors, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, and, especially for obesity, policy. There have been stunning discoveries in genetics (and epigenetics), diagnostic advances have occurred, social causes and consequences are better understood, medical complications are better defined, and treatment options have expanded. These are exciting intellectual advances, but, most importantly, they offer more hope for those who suffer from eating disorders and obesity.