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Medical Management of Eating Disorders
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Medical Management of Eating Disorders

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  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108465991

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  • Now in its third edition, the Medical Management of Eating Disorders is the definitive text on the diagnosis and general management of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other related eating disorders. Providing up-to-date information and research on world-class treatments, this book helps health care professionals understand how to treat eating disorders and other subsequent medical complications that arise as a result of the patient's disorder. Each chapter begins with 'Study Questions' to focus the reader and put the relevant information into perspective, and concludes with 'Implications for Health Care Professionals' to summarise the key learnings of the chapter. 'Patient Information' sections are also included to give examples of how the topics covered can be presented to patients and families. This text is essential reading for all health care professionals involved in the care and management of patients with eating disorders.

    • Includes coverage of all the medical complications of eating disorders from the most common to the rarest
    • Provides treatment options that are cutting edge, not just what is considered affordable and practical by political entities and budget limitations
    • Each chapter concludes with a 'Patient Information' section to help the health care professional learn how to convey information to patients and carers
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108465991
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 156 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 39 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the third edition
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Definitions and Prevalence:
    1. Definitions and epidemiology
    Part II. Cause:
    2. Causal and maintaining factors
    Part III. Diagnosis and Clinical Features:
    3. Obtaining the history and physical examination
    4. Complications by system
    5. Complications of nutritional therapy
    6. Laboratory testing
    Part IV. Differential Diagnosis:
    7. Differential diagnosis
    Part V. Course and Prognosis:
    8. Course and prognosis
    9. What is the goal weight?
    10. The risk of death and how to prevent it
    Part VI. Treatment:
    11. Evidence-based treatment
    12. Psychological therapies
    13. Medical management
    14. Managing medical complications
    15. Managing treatment refusal and preventing relapse
    16. Reducing the treatment gap by self-management
    Appendix. Protocols and algorithms: abdominal fullness protocol
    Admission orders for inpatient care
    Anorexia nervosa treatment algorithm
    Bulimia nervosa treatment algorithm
    Dehydration treatment protocol
    Glucagon test protocol
    Magnesium intravenous protocol and balance test
    Parotid enlargement treatment protocol
    Potassium treatment protocol
    Warming protocols
    Index.

  • Authors

    C. Laird Birmingham, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    C. Laird Birmingham is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he was previously Professor of Medicine. He has been treating people for over thirty-five years as inpatients, outpatients, and in residential care and has pioneered several new internationally recognised treatments for eating disorders.

    Janet Treasure, Institute of Psychiatry, London
    Janet Treasure is Professor in the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London and the Chief Medical Officer for Beat, the UK's main eating disorder charity. She has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) for the work she has done over her thirty years in the field of eating disorders.

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