Eating and Weight Disorders

1st Edition

Carlos M. Grilo

Psychology Press
Published July 20, 2006
Textbook - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781841695488 - CAT# RU5483Z
Series: Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

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Eating disorders refer to a range of problems characterized by abnormal eating behaviours and beliefs about eating, weight, and shape. Eating disorders, which are classified as psychiatric problems, and obesity, which is classified as a general medical condition, reflect a diverse and perplexing array of biological, social, and psychological phenomena. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of eating and weight disorders, this volume also covers:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • atypical eating disorders and binge eating disorders
  • obesity.

Including the most up-to-date research, Carlos Grilo provides a balanced and authoritative overview of current thinking in the fields of eating disorders and obesity with broad yet in-depth coverage of the areas. This highly readable book is an indispensable resource to students and professionals in clinical psychology, health psychology, and psychiatry.


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