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Handbook of Obesity Treatment - Thomas A. Wadden

Handbook of Obesity Treatment

By: Thomas A. Wadden (Editor)

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The contemporary successor to the editors' earlier Obesity: Theory and Therapy, this comprehensive handbook guides mental health, medical, and allied health professionals through the process of planning and delivering individualized treatment services for those seeking help for obesity. Concise, extensively referenced chapters present foundational knowledge and review the full range of widely used interventions, including self-help, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral approaches; pharmacotherapy; and surgery. Provided are state-of-the-art guidelines for assessing obese individuals for health risks and for mood and eating disorders; treatment algorithms for tailoring interventions to the severity of the client's problem; details on adjunctive interventions for improving body image and self-esteem; recommendations for working with child clients; and much more.

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"Wadden and Stunkard have assembled a distinguished set of contributors to provide state-of-the-art coverage of the clinical assessment and treatment of obese patients. The book will be invaluable to practitioners and researchers alike. It offers an unflinching yet balanced examination of what we know and do not know about managing obesity, including important new perspectives on prevention and environmental factors. A critical analysis of the evidence is blended with a constructive and compassionate approach to understanding and helping obese individuals with the full array of problems they experience. Clinicians will find a wealth of practical information and sound advice on how best to treat their patients. I know of no better source of information for anyone involved in the study and treatment of obesity."--G. Terence Wilson, PhD, Chair, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University

"This book brings it all together for anyone interested in understanding the disease of obesity and how to prevent and treat it. The chapters are clear and easy to read, and are written by the top experts in the field. This is a 'must-have' book for researchers and clinicians, and a great textbook for courses on weight management."--James O. Hill, PhD, Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

"This outstanding handbook will be useful to students and clinical practitioners alike. Broad in scope, the book covers a range of useful topics in the treatment of childhood and adult obesity. The distinguished team of authors also addresses such foundational areas as obesity prevalence, complications, etiology, and weight loss effects. This is an important book for anyone involved in the evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of obese patients."--Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Obesity Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Prevalence, Consequences, and Etiology of Obesity
Epidemiology and Health and Economic Consequences of Obesityp. 3
Body Weight Regulation: Neural, Endocrine, and Autocrine Mechanismsp. 19
Energy Metabolism and Obesityp. 42
Genetics and Common Obesities: Background, Current Status, Strategies, and Future Prospectsp. 73
Confronting the Toxic Environment: Environmental Public Health Actions in a World Crisisp. 95
Binge-Eating Disorder and Night-Eating Syndromep. 107
Health Consequences of Weight Reduction
The Relationship of Intentional Weight Loss to Disease Incidence and Mortalityp. 125
Psychosocial Consequences of Obesity and Weight Lossp. 144
Assessment of the Obese Adult
Medical Evaluation of the Obese Patientp. 173
Behavioral Assessment of the Obese Patientp. 186
Treatment of Adult Obesity
The Treatment of Obesity: An Overviewp. 229
Popular Diets for Treatment of Overweight and Obesityp. 249
Exercise and Weight Managementp. 283
Behavioral Weight Controlp. 301
Drug Treatment of Obesityp. 317
Surgical Treatment of Obesityp. 339
Improving the Maintenance of Weight Lost in Behavioral Treatment of Obesityp. 357
Treatment of Adult Obesity: Additional Approaches and Resources
Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Care Settingp. 383
Commercial and Self-Help Weight Loss Programsp. 395
Obesity Treatment in Minoritiesp. 416
Obesity and Body Image Disturbancep. 447
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesityp. 465
Obesity, Weight Management, and Self-Esteemp. 480
Nondieting Approaches: Principles, Practices, and Evidencep. 494
Childhood Obesity and Obesity Prevention
Development of Childhood Obesityp. 515
Treatment of Pediatric Obesityp. 532
Prevention of Obesityp. 556
Author Indexp. 595
Subject Indexp. 617
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ISBN: 9781593850944
ISBN-10: 1593850948
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.09