Handbook of Eating Disorders (2nd ed.)

by Janet Treasure, Ulrike Schmidt, Eric van Furth

This second edition of the Handbook of Eating Disorders offers a comprehensive, critical account of the whole field of eating disorders, incorporating both basic knowledge and a synthesis of the most recent developments in the area.

Many of the important developments in recent years are reflected in this expanded volume such as the basic science of appetite control, the discovery of leptin and the knowledge about the neurotramsmitters involved in eating.

An invaluable review of scientific knowledge and approaches to treatment of eating disorders from anorexia nervosa to obesity.
* Covers basic concepts and science, clinical considerations of definition and assessment, and treatment approaches
* Focuses on newer developments in research and treatment
* Reflects evidence-based approaches to treatment as a guide to best practice
* Includes many new chapters and authors who represent the most authoritative scientists and clinicians worldwide

  • Wiley; July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780470862506
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Handbook of Eating Disorders
  • Author: Janet Treasure (ed.); Ulrike Schmidt (ed.); Eric van Furth (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley

About The Author

Janet Treasure, Department of Psychiatry, Guys Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Professor Treasure is a psychiatrist who has specialised in the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years. She trained with Professor Gerald Russell at the Maudsley hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry. The clinic provides treatment for a population of 2 million in south-east London and is a national referral centre. The unit is active in research and development.

Ulrike Schmidt, Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
Dr Ulrike Schmidt is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Eating Disorders Unit at the Maudsley Hospital and Reader in Eating Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry. Her research interests include all aspects of eating disorders, but in particular brief psychological and self-help treatments. She has co-authored two self-help books and accompanying clinicians' guides.

Eric van Furth, Robert-Fleury Stichting, national Centre for Eating Disorders, The Netherlands
Dr Eric van Furth is a psychologist-Psychotherapist in the National Centre for Eating Disorders at the Robert-Fleury Stichting (Robert-Fleury Foundation),  a general psychiatric hospital in Leidschendam, The Netherlands. he is Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry of Leiden University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London (UK).