Evidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents and Adults. Second Edition


Ida F. Dancyger, PhD and Victor Fornari, MD (Editors)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (including Cohen Children’s Medical Center & Zucker Hillside Hospital), Clinical Associate, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, NY, USA

Series: Eating Disorders in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED102000

This edited volume represents an opportunity to bring together current evidence in the treatment of eating disorders. The book includes contributions from many of the leading international experts in the field of eating disorders, as well as provides a compendium of a wide range of best studied treatments. This second edition is intended to serve as a guide to the clinician searching about how to proceed with treatment while caring for the individual with an eating disorder. The authors generously shared their contributions, in addition to their clinical insight and wisdom. The reader will appreciate and benefit from the expertise of those assembled in this text. Ultimately, patient care relies on the artful clinician who will integrate the evidence to inform the practice and tailor the treatment for each individual. This text may serve as a useful reference, both for beginning and seasoned clinicians.

Clinicians across the wide range of disciplines treating individuals with eating disorders may find the chapters in this book helpful to them in their work with patients, whether in treatment facilities, in the community or in private practice. The chapters describe evidence-based or evidence-informed practices for the full range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and obesity. The chapters also report on the health of a range of individuals across the life cycle; from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood, and include a special section on males as well.

Authors share with the reader their clinical expertise and provide clinical vignettes in order to highlight important treatment considerations. Although the field has already made strides, future research will enlighten our understanding of these complex conditions, including the most effective treatments. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword to Second Edition
Joel Yager, M.D.

Foreword from First Edition
Walter Vandereycken, M.D., Ph.D.

Preface to Second Edition

Preface from First Edition


List of Contributors

Part I – Introduction

Chapter 1 – Overview of the Biopsychosocial Risk Factors Underlying Anorexia Nervosa (pp. 3-20)
Anita Federici Ph.D., C. Psych and Allan S. Kaplan, M.D., FRCP (WaterStone Clinic for Eating Disorders, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and others)

Chapter 2 – Overview of Evidence on the Underpinnings of Bulimia Nervosa (pp. 21-56)
Timothy D. Brewerton, M.D., DFAPA, FAED, Brian J. Cook, Kelly C. Berg and Stephen A. Wonderlich, Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina, US and others)

Chapter 3 – Overview of the Evidence on the Biopsychosocial Underpinnings of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) (pp. 57-88)
Anna Vannucci, M.S., Rachel Miller, M.A., M.S., Christina Pierpaoli and Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Ph.D. (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology Bethesda, MD, US)

Chapter 4 – Research and Clinical Practice: A Dynamic Tension in the Eating Disorder Field (pp. 89-104)
Judith D. Banker, M.A., LLP, FAED and Kelly L. Klump, Ph.D., FAED (Center for Eating Disorders Ann Arbor, Michigan, US and others)

Chapter 5 – The Eating Disorders Diagnoses: What Has Changed with DSM-5? (pp. 105-126)
Lindsay J. Moskowitz, M.D., Jessica B. Lerman, Catherine DeVoe and Evelyn Attia, M.D. (North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Institute, New York, US and others)

Part II – Intensive Treatments of Eating Disorders

Chapter 6 – Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment of Adolescents and Adults with Eating Disorders (pp. 129-142)
Parinda Parikh, M.D., C. Joy Somberg, M.D., Dara Bellace, Ph.D. and Katherine Halmi, M.D. (Cornell Weill School of Medicine White Plains, New York, US and others)

Chapter 7 – Day Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa (pp. 143-160)
Ida F. Dancyger, Ph.D., Victor M. Fornari, M.D. and Jack L. Katz, M.D. (Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Glen Oaks, New York, US)

Chapter 8 – Medical and Nutritional Treatment of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Eating Disorders (pp. 161-180)
Eric C. Weiselberg, M.D. and Martin M. Fisher, M.D. (Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, US)

Chapter 9 – Evidence-Informed Care of Children with Eating Disorders (pp. 181-202)
Sloane Madden, M.B. B.S. (Hons) FRANZCP (Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 10 – Evidence-Guided Treatment for Males with Eating Disorders (pp. 203-218)
Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Ph.D., FAED and Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Ph.D. (University Hospital of Bellvitge-IDIBELL and CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN)Instituto Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 11 – Treatment Resistance: Persuasion, Perceived Coercion and Compulsion (pp. 219-236)
Angela S. Guarda, M.D., Colleen Schreyer, Ph.D., and Janelle W. Coughlin, Ph.D. (The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baltimore, MD, US)

Part III – Psychotherapy of Eating Disorders

Chapter 12 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (pp. 239-262)
Kathleen M. Pike, Ph.D., Yael Latzer, D. Sc., M.A., B.S.W., Patricia E. Dunne and Marisa A. Yamano, B.A. (Columbia University, NY, US and others)

Chapter 13 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (pp. 263-288)
Devra Lynn Braun, M.D. (Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York, US)
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Chapter 14 – Evidence-Informed Strategies for Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity (pp. 289-358)
Christine M. Peat, Ph.D., Jennifer R. Shapiro, Ph.D., Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., and Kimberly A. Brownley, Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, US and others)

Chapter 15 – Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Eating Disorders (pp. 359-376)
Rebecca Murphy, D. ClinPsych, Suzanne Straebler, APRN-Psychiatry, M.S.N., Zafra Cooper, D. Phil, Dip Psych and Christopher G. Fairburn, D.M., FMedSci, FRCPsych (Zafra Cooper and Christopher G. Fairburn, University of Oxford, UK)

Chapter 16 – Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Model for DBT Enhanced CBT (pp. 377-396)
Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., FAED, Kelly Bhatnagar, M.A. and Mark Warren, M.D., M.P.H. (Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, US)

Chapter 17 – Evidenced-Based Approaches to Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (pp. 397-412)
James Lock, M.D., Ph.D. and Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, US)

Chapter 18 – How Does the Evidence of Psychodynamic Therapy Inform Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders? (pp. 413-436)
Ida F. Dancyger, Ph.D., Scott Krakower, D.O. and Victor M. Fornari, M.D. (The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, New York, US and others)

Chapter 19 – Emotion, Eating Disorders and Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (pp. 437-458)
Scott G. Engel, Ph.D., Heather K. Simonich, M.A. and Stephen A. Wonderlich, Ph.D. (Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND, US and others)

Part IV – Psychopharmacological Treatments

Chapter 20 – Pharmacological Therapies for Anorexia Nervosa (pp. 460-482)
James L. Roerig, PharmD, BCCP, Kristine J. Steffen, PharmD, Ph.D., James E. Mitchell, M.D. and Scott J. Crow, M.D. (University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, North Dakota, US and others)

Chapter 21 – Pharmacological Therapies for Bulimia Nervosa (pp. 483-506)
Amanda Joelle Brown, Ph.D., Esther Neustadt, Lisa A. Kotler, M.D. and B. Timothy Walsh, M.D. (The New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, US and others)

Part V – Future Directions

Chapter 22 – Neurotransmitter Function in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: Insight from Brain Imaging Studies into Behavior and Traits (pp. 509-534)
Ursula F. Bailer, M.D. (University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, La Jolla, California, US and others)

Chapter 23 – Long-Term Follow-Up Studies in Eating Disorders and Their Impact on Treatment (pp. 535-570)
Leah M. Jappe, M.A. and Guido K. W. Frank, M.D. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, US and others)



“Spurred by shifts in the field of eating disorders occurring since the publication of the inaugural edition of this text, not the least of which is the DSM-5, Drs. Dancyger and Fornari once again assemble an international case of leading experts to provide and updated edition of Evidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents and Adults. Second Edition. READ MORE…Reviewed by Blake A. Phillips, MD, NYU Child Study Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, NY USA. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

“Medicine’s evidence-base moves inexorably forward, sometimes in small steps and sometimes in major jumps, and medical editors constantly face questions regarding when to justify publishing new editions. Since publication of the first volume of Evidence Based Treatments for Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents and Adults in 2009 several significant shifts have occurred in the eating disorders field that merit an updated presentation of findings to help inform clinical decision-making.” READ MORE…Joel Yager, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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