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Assessment of Eating Disorders - James E. Mitchell

Assessment of Eating Disorders

By: James E. Mitchell (Editor), Carol B. Peterson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th December 2007
ISBN: 9781593856427
Number Of Pages: 242

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Concise and practical yet comprehensive, this unique book provides a clear framework and a range of up-to-date tools for assessing patients with eating disorders. Leading clinicians and researchers describe the nuts and bolts of using diagnostic interviews, standardized databases, structured instruments, self-report and family-based measures, medical and nutritional assessment, ecological momentary assessment, and strategies for evaluating body image disturbance. Concrete examples and sample forms are included throughout, and the concluding chapter discusses how to use assessment data in individualized treatment planning.

"A critically important book that will have a significant impact on clinical care and research... Top eating disorder researchers provide the necessary tools for integrating observation and verbal inquiry to deliver state-of-the-art care." - David B. Herzog, MD, Harvard Eating Disorders Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA "This book offers 'one-stop shopping' in that it neatly describes many issues that are relevant for diagnosing and treating eating disorders. From recognized experts, it offers a wealth of information." - Walter H. Kaye, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA "This invaluable resource provides clear research and practice guidelines for investigators and clinicians in all areas of eating disorders." - Janet D. Latner, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand "The book constitutes a valuable review of the evaluation instruments available, includes good examples of questions to be included in the diagnostic interview, and may be of use for numerous mental health professionals working with clients with eating disorders. Graduate students following courses on mental health disorders will find the text useful in understanding the multidimensional nature of eating disorders and their evaluation and treatment." - APA PsycCRITIQUES"

Diagnostic Issuesp. 1
The Classification of Eating Disordersp. 17
Conducting the Diagnostic Interviewp. 32
A Standardized Databasep. 59
Structured Instrumentsp. 79
Self-Report Measuresp. 98
Medical Assessmentp. 120
Nutritional Assessmentp. 129
Family Assessmentp. 150
Assessment of Body Image Disturbancep. 175
Ecological Momentary Assessmentp. 203
Treatment Planningp. 221
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9781593856427
ISBN-10: 1593856423
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 18th December 2007
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36