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Special Problems in Managing Eating Disorders

Edited by Joel Yager, M.D., Harry E. Gwirtsman, M.D., and Carole K. Edelstein, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-457-2
  • Item #8457

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Patients with eating disorders present a challenging and complicated combination of problems. In fact, the existence of one or more comorbid psychiatric conditions along with an eating disorder diagnosis is usually the rule rather than the exception.

In Special Problems in Managing Eating Disorders a group of experienced clinicians and researchers examine troublesome and challenging problems associated with eating disorders, focusing on the frequent complicating conditions and comorbid states that often accompany eating disorders.

Illustrated with case vignettes, this volume describes the presentations and treatment strategies for the most common and difficult to manage complications of eating disorders, including

  • concurrent mood syndromes
  • chemical dependency
  • personality disorders
  • laxative abuse
  • medical complications
  • diabetes
  • pregnancy
  • treatment resistance


  • Eating disorders and chemical dependency. Eating disorders and affective disorders. Eating disorders and personality disorders. Males with eating disorders. Medical complications of eating disorders. Laxative and emetic abuse in bulimia nervosa. Pregnancy and eating disorders. Eating disorders and diabetes mellitus. Patients with chronic, recalcitrant eating disorders. Afterword. Appendix 1: Eating disorders clinic medication visit progress note.

It was a pleasure to read this book, a most welcome addition to the burgeoning field of eating disorders. The editors, all academicians, have to be commended for their perceptive insights and selection of other authorities in the field as contributing authors.—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

This readable, novel, thoughtful compilation is a specialist's gold mine.—Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

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