Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Eating Disorders

Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London

Professor Dr. med. Himmerich studied medicine at the University of Mainz (Germany). He received his scientific and clinical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and at the University of Marburg. He gained further clinical experience at the University Hospitals in Aachen and Leipzig. In 2009 he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology of Affective Disorders at the University of Leipzig and in 2013 Clinical Senior Lecturer in Eating Disorders at King’s College London.


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This book will cover the whole spectrum of persistently disrupted eating behaviour which leads to changes in dietary intake, impaired physical health and psychosocial problems. This includes the specific eating disorders anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge-eating disorder (BED), avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), pica and rumination disorder as well as important medical disorders such as overweight, obesity and cachexia.
The chapters of this book will contribute to the current knowledge or summarize available evidence related to the prevalence, diagnostic criteria and tools, laboratory investigations, the pathophysiology, underlying psychological mechanisms, physical and mental health consequences, therapy, rehabilitation and the social and economic burden of these disorders.

Manuscripts on biological aspects such as genetics, epigenetics, the microbiome, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, inflammation, laboratory testing and imaging are just as welcome as contributions on the psychological mechanisms involved in the origin and maintenance of eating- and weight-related problems.

As therapeutic approaches include diet, physical exercise, psychotherapy, nursing, family therapy, occupational and art therapy, drug treatment, bariatric surgery and brain stimulation, submissions from all these areas and disciplines are highly appreciated.

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Date completed: August 27th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2020

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Review results due: February 11th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 12th 2021

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Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London

Since 2015, Professor Dr. med. Hubertus Himmerich is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist on an inpatient ward for patients with eating disorders at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, UK. After studying medicine, he received his scientific and clinical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and the Universities of Mainz and Marburg, Germany. In 2009 he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology of Affective Disorders at the University of Leipzig, Germany. His scientific focuses include appetite regulation, psychoimmunology and military mental health. He has led and performed national and international scientific projects with researchers from Europe, Australia and North America, and has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and book chapters.

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