Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment

Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment

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Edited by Jennifer D. Lundgren, Edited by Kelly C. Allison, Edited by Albert J. Stunkard

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 299 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 33mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1462506305
  • ISBN 13: 9781462506309
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,392,200

Product description

In one indispensable volume, this book combines a complete overview of Night Eating Syndrome (NES) with evidence-based treatment guidelines and clinical tools. Experts in the field review the biological underpinnings of NES and its common comorbidities; explain how the basic science can inform clinical practice; and discuss issues in assessment and diagnosis. Vivid case examples are featured. Of special utility for clinicians, the book includes a manual for delivering an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol. Reproducible client forms can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 112" x 11" size.

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Author information

Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA. Kelly C. Allison, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA, where she is also Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. Albert J. Stunkard, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA. He is the founder of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, where an endowed professorship has been named for him, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences

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"It has taken more than 50 years for NES to receive the attention it merits, and this is the first volume devoted to all aspects of the disorder. Strongly recommended for clinicians and researchers alike. An invaluable resource." - Christopher G. Fairburn, University of Oxford, UK "Virtually all that is known clinically and scientifically about Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is covered in concise chapters in this skillfully edited guide. The contributors are experts who present state-of-the-art information about the nature of NES and methods for assessment and treatment. This is an essential book for clinicians in all healthcare disciplines interested in eating and weight issues." - Carlos M. Grilo, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA "The most comprehensive account of NES to date. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the clinical aspects of this puzzling syndrome, as well as the latest research findings from a superb roster of leaders in the field. Clinicians, researchers, and students will find this book well worth reading." - W. Stewart Agras, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA "This welcome compendium brings together an international group of experts whose research has defined the cutting edges of the field...Each chapter presents a succinct and scholarly review of its area, with suggestions for future research...This book will interest researchers and a wide audience of clinicians treating patients with eating disporders, obesity, and other psychiatric and sleep disorders as well." - Eating Disorders Review (Vol. 23, No. 6, November-December 2012) "This book is the first work of its kind on NES. It is an invaluable resource for clinicians, medical professional, researchers, and graduate students in the eating disorders and obesity fields. It has convinced me that, at the very minimum, screening for symptoms of NES in treatment is a worthwhile endeavor. With the guidance of this book, I am confident that I am equipped with the best available knowledge and tools to understand, assess, and treat a patient with NES. This book is an intriguing, compelling and informative read and I am already looking forward to future editions." - June Liang, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention (Vol. 21, No. 4, June 2013)

Table of contents

Foreword, James E. Mitchell. Part I: Introduction and History. Lundgren, Allison, Stunkard, Introduction to Night Eating Syndrome: Past, Present, and Future. Stunkard, A History of Night Eating Syndrome: The First Patient. Part II: Biology. Ungredda, Gluck, Geliebter, Pathophysiological and Neuroendocrine Aspects of Night Eating Syndrome. Lundgren, Boston, Noble, Circadian Rhythms Associated with Night Eating Syndrome. Runfola, Root, Bulik, Behavioral and Molecular Genetics of Night Eating Syndrome. Part III: Relation to other Clinical Syndromes. Colles, Dixon, The Relationship of Night Eating Syndrome with Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Physical Health. Latzer, Tzischinsky, Night Eating Syndrome and Other Eating Disorders. Rempfer, Murphy, Night Eating Syndrome and Other Psychiatric Disorders. Howell, Crow, Nocturnal Eating and Sleep Disorders. Part IV: Assessment. Anderson, Engel, Crosby, Conceptual Issues Related to the Assessment of Eating Behavior, Mood, and Sleep in Night Eating Syndrome. Lundgren, Allison, Vinai, Gluck, Assessment Instruments for Night Eating Syndrome. Part V: Treatment. Patel, Reardon, Cristancho, Pharmacological Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome. Allison, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Night Eating Syndrome. Allison, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual for Night Eating Syndrome. Pawlow, Other Approaches to the Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome. Lundgren, Allison, Stunkard, Epilogue.