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Bulimia Nervosa

1990
Author:

James E. Mitchell

Bulimia Nervosa

A practical guide for health-care professionals to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of bulimia by a leading expert in the field of eating disorders.

A practical guide for health-care professionals to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of bulimia by a leading expert in the field of eating disorders.

Mitchell’s book provides a comprehensive overview of the recent studies and treatment approaches to bulimia nervosa. The author is sensitive and insightful regarding the cultural issues related to those young women who may manifest bulimia nervosa symptoms. A valuable book for professionals and scholars seeking the most up-to-date studies in the psychological literature.

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In Bulimia Nervosa, James E. Mitchell provides a concise overview of the topic, a review of the literature available, his interpretation of this information, and recommendations based on his extensive clinical experience. He concludes that although significant questions about treatment techniques, comorbidity, and the biology of bulimia nervosa remain, practitioners and their clients can be assured about the prospects for successful treatment.

James Mitchell, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and co-director of the eating disorders program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is editor of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Diagnosis and Treatment (see back flap for description).

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Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia
Diagnosis and Treatment
James E. Mitchell, M.D., Editor

“Many people assisted the writing of the book...but the skillful editing makes it like a story unfolding, with a tantalizing piece of information at each chapter end to spur the reader on. There is minimal use of very technical language, which makes the book ideal for nonmedical students or for anybody who needs to read about these illnesses.” -Choice, November, 1985

Contents

Part 1. Diagnosis

Characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa
Elke D. Eckert, M.D.

Characteristics of Bulimia
James E. Mitchell, M.D. and Richard L. Pyle, M.D.

Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
James E. Mitchell, M.D.

Psychodynamics of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
Allan M. Josephson, M.D.

Part 2. Treatment

Behavioral Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D.

Psychopharmacology of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
Craig Johnson, Ph.D., Marilyn Stuckey, Ph.D., and James E. Mitchell, M.D.

Integrated Treatment Program for Anorexia Nervosa
Elke D. Eckert, M.D. and Leah Labeck, R.N., B.S.N.

Integrated Treatment Program for Bulimia
James E. Mitchell, M.D., and Gretchen M. Goff, M.P.H.

Part 3. Research Report

Adolescent Behaviors and Attitudes toward Weight and Eating
John T. Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., and Sonia E. Pattern, M.S.

“Dr. Mitchell is an eminently qualified author who is well-respected in the scientific community. His book demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the field of eating disorders and provides a balanced viewpoint which deserves to reach a large audience.”
-James L. Hudson, M.D.
Associate Chief, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Bulimia nervosa, characterized b binge-eating, self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, or fasting, is a major health concern that affects 1 to 3 % of college-age women in the United States. A uniquely modern disorder, bulimia occurs in industrialized societies that have a surplus of food and a preoccupation with slimness. Since this syndrome was delineated in 1979, a considerable amount of research has accumulated, but few attempts have been made to translate this information into specific treatment protocols for practitioners. Bulimia Nervosa emphasizes an integrated approach and offers health-care professionals a practical guide to diagnosis, treatment, and management of the disorder.

Bulimia Nervosa

James Mitchell, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and co-director of the eating disorders program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is editor of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Diagnosis and Treatment (see back flap for description).

Bulimia Nervosa

Mitchell’s book provides a comprehensive overview of the recent studies and treatment approaches to bulimia nervosa. The author is sensitive and insightful regarding the cultural issues related to those young women who may manifest bulimia nervosa symptoms. A valuable book for professionals and scholars seeking the most up-to-date studies in the psychological literature.

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