Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence
Edited by Bryan Lask, Rachel Bryant-Waugh
Routledge – 2007 – 424 pages
In the third edition of this accessible and comprehensive book, Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh build on the research and expertise of the previous two editions. First published in 1993, this was the earliest book of its kind to explore eating disorders in people under 15, a population that is very distinct from those in their late teens and adulthood.
The contributors' experience and knowledge has increased greatly in the past 15 years. This fully revised edition offers a distillation of current information in the younger population, and contains brand new chapters on areas of research and practice such as:
Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence offers the reader knowledge, perception and understanding of this fascinating but challenging patient group. It has both a clinical and research focus and will be an essential text for a wide range of professionals, as well as being readable for parents of children suffering from eating disorders.
"This is an excellent book with contributions from a wide range of experts in the field. It is comprehensive and everybody working in the field will find it invaluable." - Alan Stein, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
"Alone the chapter on 'sensitivities that heal and those that hinder' by Ken Nunn would have justified a third edition of this book, but there is more, much more of value to the clinician in these newly revised chapters. The information reviewed here from neuroimaging studies, a fresh look at etiological possibilities, and Simon Gower's review of prognosis and outcome have made this edition not only more useful to the theoretician, but of value to the clinician struggling to help the the families of children with eating disorders understand the state of the art and science." - Julie O'Toole M.D., M.P.H. Medical Director Kartini Clinic, Portland, Oregon, USA
Part I: Perspectives. Nunn, The Sensitivities that Heal and the Sensitivities that Hinder. Haggiag, The Broken Jigsaw: A Child’s Perspective. Davenport, A Parent’s Perspective. Part II: Context and Course of Early Onset Eating Disorders. Bryant-Waugh, Lask, Overview of the Eating Disorders. Nicholls, Aetiology. Gowers, Doherty, Outcome and Prognosis. Part III: Assessment and Treatment. Pinhass, Steinegger, Katzman, Clinical Assessment and Physical Complications. Frampton, Hutchinson, Eating Disorders and the Brain. Lask, Bryant-Waugh, Overview of Management. Lask, Motivational Approaches. Hart, Nutrition and Refeeding. Honig, Family Approaches: Evidence-based and Collaborative Practice. Christie, Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches. Magagna, Individual Psychotherapy. Close, Physiotherapy and Exercise. Tate, Schooling. Tan, Stewart, Ethical and Legal Issues. Epilogue. Index of Cases. Author Index. Subject Index.
Bryan Lask trained at the University of London and was a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for 25 years. There, with Rachel Bryant-Waugh, he initiated the first early onset eating disorders programme in the UK. Subsequently he has written 8 books and over 150 papers. Currently he directs the early onset eating disorders research programme at St. George's University of London, is medical adviser to the Huntercombe Hospitals, UK, and visiting professor and research director at the regional eating disorders service in oslo, Norway. Rachel Bryant-Waugh is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, Univesrity of London. She trained in London and obtained a PhD at the University of Sussex investigating children with eating disorders. She has specialised in this area for over 20 years, has taught and published widely and is an internationally respected expert.