Chapter 4. Eating Disorders

  1. Prabha S. Chandra3,
  2. Helen Herrman4,5,
  3. Jane Fisher6,7,
  4. Marianne Kastrup8,
  5. Unaiza Niaz9,10,
  6. Marta B. Rondón11 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha12
  1. Sarvath Abbas1 and
  2. Robert L. Palmer1,2

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch4

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Abbas, S. and Palmer, R. L. (2009) Eating Disorders, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 4

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 5

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 7

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 8

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 9

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 10

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 11

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 12

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leicestershire Eating Disorder Service, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • clinical eating disorders (EDs) – anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN);
  • causes and pathogenesis of EDs;
  • AN, BN and binge eating disorder (BED);
  • EDs detection and diagnosis - straightforward, evidence of physical abnormality, emaciation;
  • categorical diagnosis of ED, examination of mental state and diagnosis of psychiatric co-morbidity;
  • Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS);
  • mental disorder treatment in general and of EDs - combining evidence-based interventions;
  • psychological treatment;
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT);
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Risk factors and pathogenesis

  • Distribution

  • Presentation, assessment, diagnosis and engagement

  • Treatment and management

  • Conclusion