"This is a fine book by a fine scholar and clinician. Anyone wishing to understand how and why eating and weight disorders develop, how they are diagnosed, and how best to treat them will benefit from this excellent analysis." - Kelly D. Brownell, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, USA "The up-to-date sources of information are particularly useful to eating disorder specialists, but this book is also highly recommended to students and professionals who are new to the field." - European Eating Disorders Review
Eating disorders refer to a range of problems characterized by abnormal eating behaviours and beliefs about eating, weight, and shape. Eating disorders, which are classified as psychiatric problems, and obesity, which is classified as a general medical condition, reflect a diverse and perplexing array of biological, social, and psychological phenomena. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of eating and weight disorders, this volume also covers: anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; atypical eating disorders and binge eating disorders; and, obesity. Including the most up-to-date research, Carlos Grilo provides a balanced and authoritative overview of current thinking in the fields of eating disorders and obesity with broad yet in-depth coverage of the areas. This highly readable book is an indispensable resource to students and professionals in clinical psychology, health psychology, and psychiatry.