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Relevant topics in Eating Disorders

Edited by Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera, ISBN 978-953-51-0001-0, 390 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 22, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1183

Eating disorders are common, frequently severe, and often devastating pathologies. Biological, psychological, and social factors are usually involved in these disorders in both the aetiopathogeny and the course of disease. The interaction among these factors might better explain the problem of the development of each particular eating disorder, its specific expression, and the course and outcome. This book includes different studies about the core concepts of eating disorders, from general topics to some different modalities of treatment. Epidemiology, the key variables in the development of eating disorders, the role of some psychosocial factors, as well as the role of some biological influences, some clinical and therapeutic issues from both psychosocial and biological points of view, and the nutritional evaluation and nutritional treatment, are clearly presented by the authors of the corresponding chapters. Professionals such as psychologists, nurses, doctors, and nutritionists, among others, may be interested in this book.

Prof. Ignacio Jáuregui Lobera

Instituto de Ciencias de la Conducta, Sevilla, Spain

Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera, MD, PhD, MSc, is Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute and Associate Professor of the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville (Spain). He is psychiatrist, family practitioner and psychologist, and since 1993 he is working in the field of eating disorders, overweight and obesity. He is member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (USA) and the Spanish Association for the Study of Eating Disorders. He has published five books about eating disorders as well as different articles on the same field of study. He is Coordinator of the Editorial Board of the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria and member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Seville (Spain).

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  • Relevant topics in Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are common, frequently severe, and often devastating pathologies. Biological, psychological, and social factors are usually involved in these disorders in both the aetiopathogeny and the course of disease. The interaction among these factors might better explain the problem of the development of each particular eating disorder, its specific expression, and the course and outcome. This book includes different studies about the core concepts of eating disorders, from general topics to some different modalities of treatment. Epidemiology, the key variables in the development of eating disorders, the role of some psychosocial factors, as well as the role of some biological influences, some clinical and therapeutic issues from both psychosocial and biological points of view, and the nutritional evaluation and nutritional treatment, are clearly presented by the authors of the corresponding chapters. Professionals such as psychologists, nurses, doctors, and nutritionists, among others, may be interested in this book.

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