Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment providers.

In an engaging, clear, and concise manner, Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments prepares physicians, dietitians, and psychotherapists to navigate the labyrinth they enter with eating disordered patients. Aggregating a vast amount of information and perspectives in a clear and concise format, readers will gain insight into the minds on both sides of the treatment room.

From leading experts in the field, readers will learn how dietitians, physicians, and psychotherapists conceptualize and treat people with eating disorders, and treatment providers will discover the nuanced etiologies of eating disorder symptoms in a range of diverse populations. Increase your cultural competency and expand your practice by learning how eating disorders are created, maintained, and resolved. Join us in bringing light, health, and hope to our patients and to our colleagues across disciplines.

section I|146 pages

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

chapter 1|26 pages

What Are Eating Disorders?

ByTherese Waterhous

chapter 2|18 pages

The Psychology of an Eating Disorder

Etiology and Risk Factors
ByCathey Soutter

chapter 3|20 pages

Physiology of an Eating Disorder

ByVicki Berkus

chapter 4|32 pages

The Treatment of Eating Disorders

ByJonna Fries, Veronica Sullivan

chapter 5|48 pages

Nutrition Therapy

Evolution, Collaboration, and Counseling Skills
BySondra Kronberg

section II|202 pages

Special Populations

chapter 6|16 pages

Eating Disorders in College Students

ByMandy Golman, Marilyn Massey-Stokes, Susan Karpiel

chapter 7|18 pages

Eating Disorders in Athletes

ByKate Bennett

chapter 8|50 pages

Eating Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum

ByMaggie Baumann, Jessica Setnick

chapter 9|14 pages

Eating Disorders in Males

ByHelen B. Murray, Adelaide S. Robb

chapter 10|30 pages

Eating Disorders and Type 1 Diabetes

ByCarolyn Costin, Gail Prosser, Jacque Mular

chapter 11|36 pages

Eating Disorders in Racial/Ethnic Minorities

ByAnna M. Bardone-Cone, M. K. Higgins Neyland, Stacy L. Lin

chapter 12|20 pages

Eating Disorders in Women at Midlife and Beyond

A Biopsychosocial-Relational Perspective
ByMargo Maine, Karen Samuels

chapter 13|16 pages

Eating Disorders in Sexual and Gender Minorities

ByJonna Fries