Eating Disorders and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

By Johannes Hebebrand, MD, PhD and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann
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Get a quick, expert overview of best practices for diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. This concise resource by Drs. Johannes Hebebrand and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann provides psychiatrists and pediatricians with current information in this increasingly important field, including practical sections on developmental aspects of eating disorders, symptomology, epidemiology, etiology and pathyphysiology, treatment and outcomes, and prevention.

Key Features
  • Discusses general concepts for feeding, eating, and weight disorders; body weight and composition, appetite regulation, and the emergence of body perception and image.
  • Covers genetics of eating and weight disorders, influence of hormones, intergenerational effects, and food addiction.
  • Includes information on cognitive behavioral therapy, family-based therapies, early intervention, pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery, and other treatments.
  • Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.
ISBN 9780323548533
Product Format Ebook
Publication Date 2018
Author Information By Johannes Hebebrand, MD, PhD, Editor-in-chief of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP); Head, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy; Medical Director of LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen; Essen, Germany and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Director and Chair, RWTH Aachen University, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Table of Content

Hebebrand: Eating Disorders and Obesity in Children and Adolescents


1. Overarching Concepts for Feeding, Eating and Weight Disorders

Developmental Aspects

2. Body Weight and Body Composition in Childhood and Adolescence: Diagnostic Issues and Current Controversies

3. Appetite Regulation

4. Emergence of Body Perception and Body Image

Symptomatology: Eating Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood

5. ARFID and Other Disorders of Early Childhood

6. Loss of Control of Eating in Children

Adolescent Eating Disorders

7. Definition, Symptomatology and Comorbidity

8. Adolescent Obesity and Comorbidity


9. International Comparison of the Prevalence Rates of Childhood and Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders (Relationship Between the Obesity Epidemic and Trends for Eating Disorders)

10. Prevalence of Different Weight Categories Including Obesity

Etiology and Pathophysiology

11. Genetics of Eating and Weight Disorders

12. Influence of Hormones, Female Sex

13. Endocrine Mechanisms in Obesity

14. Microbiome and Inflammation in Eating Disorders

15. Eating Disordered Mothers and their Children: Intergenerational Effects

16. The Reward System in Eating and Weight Disorders

17. Food/Eating Addiction


18. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Adolescent Eating Disorders

19. Family-Based Therapies

20. Inpatient and Day Patient Treatments of Eating Disordered Patients

21. Early Intervention in ED

22. Pharmacotherapy of Eating and Weight Disorders

23. Bariatric Surgery

Course and Outcome

24. Stage Model of ED

25. Outcome of Eating Disorders


26. Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity

Publication Date 07-12-2018
Pages 400
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