Understanding Eating Disorders: Integrating Culture, Psychology and Biology


Yael Latzer (Editor)
Institute for the Treatment and Study of Eating Disorders, Haifa, and Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

Daniel Stein (Editor)
Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and Tel Avi University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development

Eating disorders (EDs) are considered a major disease in the modern world, being one of the most prevailing public health problems among female adolescents and young adults in recent decades, and reaching epidemic proportions in many Western countries. The last two decades have envisioned an abundance of research in many aspects related to EDs. Nevertheless, EDs are still highly misunderstood disorders that often raise a host of negative emotions such as bewilderment, mistrust and fear. This book reviews research on the diagnosis and classification of EDs, as well as the historical and socio-cultural aspects and the genetics, biology and psychological considerations involved. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Eating Disorders: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Etiology and Prevention;pp. 1-11
(Yael Latzer, Joav Merrick and Daniel Stein)

Section One: Overview

Chapter 1. Why DSM V Needs to Consider a Staging Model for Anorexia Nervosa;pp. 15-27
(Sarah Maguire, Stephen Touyz, Lois J.Surgenor, Hubert Lacey and Daniel Le Grange)

Chapter 2. Night Eating Syndrome;pp. 29-41
(Yael Latzer, Kelly C Allison, Orna Tzischinsky and Piergiuseppe Vinai)

Chapter 3. Clinical and Diagnostic Characteristics of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents;pp. 43-57
(Jenny Nicholson and Dasha Nicholls)

Section Two: History

Chapter 4. A Historical Background to Current Formulations of Eating Disorders;pp. 61-76
(Eliezer Witztum, Yael Latzer and Daniel Stein)

Chapter 5. Eating Disorders: Global Marker of Change;pp. 77-87
(Melanie A Katzman)

Chapter 6. Eating-Related Psychopathology in Israel: Nationwide Perspectives and Focusing on Specific Populations;pp. 89-108
(Yael Latzer, Eliezer Witztum and Daniel Stein)

Chapter 7. A Historical, Cultural and Empirical Look at Eating Disorders and Religiosity among Jewish Women;pp. 109-122
(Sarah L Weinberger-Litman, Yael Latzer and Daniel Stein)

Section Three: Etiology

Chapter 8. Eating Disorders in the Mediterranean World;pp. 125-141
(Giovanni M Ruggiero and Sandra Sassaroli)

Chapter 9. Genetic Aspects of Anorexia Nervosa;pp. 143-156
(Andrea Poyastro Pinheiro, Tammy Root and Cynthia M Bulik)

Chapter 10. The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders;pp. 157-168
(Guido KW Frank and Leah M Jappe)

Chapter 11. Hemispheric Asymmetry in Eating Disorders;pp. 169-180
(Zohar Eviatar and Yael Latzer)

Chapter 12. Self Psychology in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa;pp 181-195
(Eytan Bachar and Yekutiel Samet)

Chapter 13. Implicit Measures: Implicit Personality Characteristics and Implicit Processes in Eating Disorders;pp. 197-208
(Lily Rothschild-Yakar and Daniel Stein)

Chapter 14. Cognitive Orientation and Eating Disorders;pp. 209-223
(Shulamith Kreitler)

Chapter 15. Perspectives on the Role of Families in the Development, Maintenance and Treatment of Eating Disorders: From Blame to Empowerment;pp. 225-234
(Alison Darcy and James Lock)

Section Four: Prevention

Chapter 16. The Case for Universal-Selective Eating Disorders Prevention Programs;pp. 237-249
(Michael P Levine and Linda Smolak)

Chapter 17. Parenting Teens with a Healthy Body and a Healthy Body Image;pp. 251-262
(Dianne Neumark-Sztainer)

Chapter 18. Parenting and Children’s Eating Patterns: Examining Control in a Broader Context;pp. 263-271
(Sheryl O Hughes, Teresia M O’Connor and Thomas G Power)

Chapter 19. Cultural Sensitivity and Eating Disorders Primary Prevention: The Adaptation of an Effective Primary Prevention Program for Jewish Girls;pp. 273-282
(Catherine Steiner-Adair)

Section Five: Acknowledgments

Chapter 20. About the Editors;pp. 285-286

Chapter 21. About the Eating Disorde;pp. 287-288

Chapter 22. About the Pediatric Psychosomatic Department, Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel;pp. 289-290

Chapter 23. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel;pp. 291-293

Chapter 24. About the Health and Human Development Book Series;pp.295-296


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