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Medical Management of Eating Disorders


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Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; List of abbreviations; Part I. Definitions and Prevalence: 1. Definitions and epidemiology; Part II. Cause: 2. Causal and maintaining factors; Part III. Diagnosis and Clinical Features: 3. Obtaining the history and physical examination; 4. Complications by system; 5. Complications of nutritional therapy; 6. Laboratory testing; Part IV. Differential Diagnosis: 7. Differential diagnosis; Part V. Course and Prognosis: 8. Course and prognosis; 9. What is the goal weight?; 10. The risk of death and how to prevent it; Part VI. Treatment: 11. Evidence-based treatment; 12. Psychological therapies; 13. Medical management; 14. Managing medical complications; 15. Managing treatment refusal and preventing relapse; 16. Reducing the treatment gap by self-management; Appendix. Protocols and algorithms: Abdominal fullness protocol; Admission orders for inpatient care; Anorexia nervosa treatment algorithm; Bulimia nervosa treatment algorithm; Dehydration treatment protocol; Glucagon test protocol; Magnesium intravenous protocol and balance test; Parotid enlargement treatment protocol; Potassium treatment protocol; Warming protocols; Index.

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Now in its third edition, this is the definitive text on the medical management of eating disorders

About the Author

C. Laird Birmingham is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he was previously Professor of Medicine. He has been treating people for over thirty-five years as inpatients, outpatients, and in residential care and has pioneered several new internationally recognised treatments for eating disorders. Janet Treasure is Professor in the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London and the Chief Medical Officer for Beat, the UK's main eating disorder charity. She has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) for the work she has done over her thirty years in the field of eating disorders.

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