Written from a cognitive behavioural perspective, this updated edition provides an excellent overview of the diagnosis, prevalence and causes of Eating Disorders, as well as a handbook to the application of evidence based interventions. An extremely valuable resource for those already working in the field, and an easy to access introduction for those mental health practitioners new to working with sufferers of Eating Disorders. The appendices provide excellent resources for use in the self help management or as an adjunct to therapy for sufferers and their families.
Sara Gilbert shares over 20 years experience covering both practical and theoretical techniques in a clear, readable manner. The technical terms used are well explained and the book offers lots of useful strategies for those working within this field. I would highly recommend this book to anyone working in the mental health sector.
This newly updated edition is a well-structured, accessible and thoughtful guide to the nature and treatment of eating disorders. This book will undoubtedly be valued by all practitioners working within the field of eating disorders.
`Sensible, thoughtful and full of helpful 'how to' advice for the therapist' - Behaviour Research and Therapy
`A particularly suitable book for individuals with a general mental health training who are starting work with this patient group. It deserves to be widely read' - European Eating Disorders Review
`An invaluable resource for anyone working in, or wishing to know more about, eating disorders' - Dietetics Today
Sara Gilbert's book is a significant contribution to the literature on eating disorders and their treatment and a useful general reference manual, especially for CBT therapists and other health service providers. This third edition is enriched by the latest research findings in the field, ranging from the DSM-5 classifications to magnetic resonance imaging techniques used to detect structural changes in the brain of people with eating disorders.
Excellent book, and one that affords this topic the attention it needs! Begins with exploring in detail the possible causes and explanations of an eating disorder, with reference to the prevalence of eating disorders. Excellent overview of the range of treatments and interventions that could be utilised, detailing the merits of each. Would be a useful tool to underpin knowledge and aid practitioners in their work.
A book of clarity of thought, rigour and practical guidance that practitioners from any modality would benefit from.
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