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Relevant topics in Eating Disorders

Edited by Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera, ISBN 978-953-51-0001-0, 402 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 22, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1183
Edited Volume

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 a doctor of Medicine and Psychology. He has a Master of Science and Nutrition from the University of Barcelona, Spain and a Master of Arts in Applied Statistics from the National University of Distance Education, Spain. He is an expert in Biostatistics (UNED), Advanced Methods of Applied Statistics (UNED), and completed his post-graduate studies in Food-Drug Interactions (University of Barcelona, Spain.) He is the Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute (Sevilla, Spain) leading the lifelong learning programme “Expert in Eating Disorders and Obesity,” and an Associate Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. He has been working in the field of eating disorders since 1993 and is a recipient of the Extraordinary PsyD Award.

Fields of Research

Edited Books

  • Eating Disorders - A Paradigm of the Biopsychosocial Model of Illness

    Despite the relevance of eating disorders in the past years, the pure core of these mental disorders remains unknown. In this regard, it is not a surprise that the biopsychosocial model is the best way to go forward in order to understand and to improve the different approaches, biological (mainly neurobiological), psychological, and social, in managing these disorders. Eating disorders are frequent pathologies, many times severe and often devastating for patients and their families. Biological, psychological, and social factors are always involved in these disorders, and knowledge about the influence of these factors helps us to better understand eating disorders. This book includes different studies about main topics of eating disorders and is useful for psychologists, doctors and others interested in this disorder.

  • 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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