About the book
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.