Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders : A Guide to Medical Care and Complications

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In this new 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 that people who have eating disorders face and answer questions about how to treat both physical and behavioral aspects of eating disorders. Serious complications, including cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte abnormalities, and gastrointestinal problems, are discussed in detail. Incorporating illustrative case studies, medical background on the complications, guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, and an up-to-date list of selected references, chapters provide comprehensive coverage of topics, including team treatment and nutritional rehabilitation. The authors also address special areas of concern, such as athletes who have eating disorders, males with eating disorders, and the pharmacological treatment of obesity. New topics include diabetes and eating disorders, osteoporosis, involuntary feeding, innovative psychological strategies, and ethical dilemmas.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 658g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • third edition
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • 142142343X
  • 9781421423432
  • 384,436

Table of contents

Preface, by Philip S. Mehler1. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Eating Disorders Spectrum in Primary Care Medicine, by Arnold E. Andersen2. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team and Levels of Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, by Craig Johnson, Kenneth Weiner, Russell Marx, Philip S. Mehler, Cynthia Pikus, and Anne Marie O'Melia3. Medical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders, by Kristine Walsh, Philip S. Mehler, and Jennifer McBride4. Nutritional Rehabilitation, by Philip S. Mehler5. Evaluation and Treatment of Electrolyte Abnormalities, by Margherita Mascolo and Philip S. Mehler6. Gastrointestinal Complications, by Philip S. Mehler7. Cardiac Abnormalities and Their Management, by Katherine V. Sachs, Philip S. Mehler, and Mori Krantz8. Obstetric-Gynecologic Endocrinology and Osteoporosis, by Philip S. Mehler9. General Endocrinology, by Philip S. Mehler10. The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus, by Ovidio Bermudez and Philip S. Mehler11. Oral, Dental, Ear, and Eye Complications, by Carrie Brown and Philip S. Mehler12. Athletes and Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen13. Males with Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen14. Using Medical Information Psychotherapeutically, by Arnold E. Andersen15. Ethical and Medicolegal Considerations in Treating Patients with Eating Disorders, by Patricia Westmoreland and Philip S. Mehler16. Medical Information for Nonmedical Clinicians and Educators, by Arnold E. Andersen17. Innovative Psychological Treatments of Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. AndersenList of ContributorsIndex
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Review quote

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

--Psychiatric Services "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."

--Annals of Internal Medicine "This book accomplishes the difficult task of merging psychiatric and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations."

--Doody's Review Service "A winner."

--Midwest Book Review
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About Philip S. Mehler

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, is the chief medical officer at the Eating Recovery Center, the founder and executive medical director of Denver Health's ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, and the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Arnold E. Andersen, MD, 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.
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