Psychological responses to eating disorders and obesity; recent and innovative work.
Ed. by Julia Buckroyd and Sharon Rother.
John Wiley & Sons
Despite the focus on obesity, dieting, medical interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapy have not proven very effective for eating disorders. Buckroyd and Rother (counseling, U. of Hertfordshire, UK) introduce ten chapters by international clinicians who emphasis psychological issues in treating the complex needs of patients with anorexia nervosa (self-starving), bulimia nervosa (binge-and-purge eating), and binge eating alone. Besides the standard theories of how psychological factors account for eating behavior, they discuss approaches including restraint theory that suggests that restricting eating tends to backfire for women attempting to lose weight; cognitive re-mediation therapy based on research indicating that anorexics do not do well on tasks requiring global processing; and a feminist analysis relating disordered eating to culture-mediated identity.
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