How should feeding problems arising in childhood and later eating disorders be assessed and treated?

Disturbances in eating arising in infancy, early childhood and adolescence are increasingly being recognized as a major source of distress and disturbance to young people and their families.

Childhood Feeding Problems and Adolescent Eating Disorders covers a wide spectrum of phenomena of variable clinical significance, ranging from variations of normal behaviour to serious clinical conditions, such as failure to thrive and anorexia nervosa. In three sections, the following subjects are covered:

  • feeding and weight problems of early childhood
  • nature of anorexia nervosa and of bulimia nervosa
  • treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

The contributors discuss important issues such as the influence of maternal eating problems, the consequences of early feeding problems and the management of early onset anorexia nervosa.

This book will be an important resource for all the paediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, nutritionists and other health professionals concerned with the assessment and treatment of these major clinical problems.

chapter |6 pages


ByPeter J. Cooper, Alan Stein

chapter 1|34 pages

The nature and consequences of feeding problems in infancy

BySheena Reilly, David Skuse, Dieter Wolke

chapter 2|51 pages

The management of infant feeding problems

ByDieter Wolke, David Skuse, Sheena Reilly

chapter 3|31 pages

The nature and management of eating problems in pre-school children

ByGillian Harris, Ian W. Booth

chapter 4|27 pages

Body dissatisfaction and dieting in children

ByAndrew J. Hill

chapter 5|10 pages

The influence of maternal eating disorder on children

ByAlan Stein, Helen Woolley, Heather Williams

chapter 6|28 pages

Anorexia nervosa of early onset and its impact on puberty

ByGerald F. M. Russell

chapter 7|25 pages

The nature of adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

ByDavid B. Herzog, Safia C. Jackson, Debra L. Franko

chapter 8|24 pages

Genetic factors in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

ByMichael Strober, Lisa R. Lilenfeld, Walter Kaye, Cynthia Bulik

chapter 9|13 pages

Management of early onset anorexia nervosa

ByBryan Lask, Rachel Bryant-Waugh

chapter 10|44 pages

Outpatient management of anorexia nervosa

ByKelly M. Vitousek, Jennifer A. Gray

chapter 11|15 pages

Outpatient treatment of bulimia nervosa

ByPeter J. Cooper

chapter 12|10 pages

Day hospital treatment for eating disorders

ByMarion Olmsted, Traci McFarlane, Lynda Molleken, Allan Kaplan

chapter 13|26 pages

Inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa

The Toronto General Hospital program
ByD. Blake Woodside, Sandy Sonnenberg, Kelli Young, Debbi Jonas, Jacqueline Carter, Allan Kaplan, Rochelle Martin, Regina Cowan, Sophie Grigoriadis