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Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders

Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders

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Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders explores and defines the multifaceted relationship between these two fields in a cogent synthesis of prevalence, etiology, and treatment. The book brings together leading specialists in both fields, with a clinical focus on such topical issues as genetics, drug abuse, and childhood trauma-as they relate to each field and as they affect the relationship between the two disorders. Therapists who treat eating disorders will find the material on treatment approaches especially helpful in formulating interventions with particularly difficult patients. Therapists who work with patients with personality disorders will find that the interface between personality and eating disorders is relevant to various aspects of self-destructive behavior observed in these individuals.

This unique book enhances the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering from personality disorders and eating disorders, and it augments the understanding of both populations, while establishing a foundation for discussing each as they interface with one another.

About the Author:

Randy A. Sansone, M.D. is a professor at the Wright State University School of Medicine and Director of Psychiatry at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, OH. A Charter Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Sansone has served a term as Chair of the Nominating Committee. In 2000, he was made a Fellow of the prestigious American Psychiatric Association, to which he has belonged since 1980.

John L. Levitt, Ph.D. is Director of the Eating Disorders and Violence and Abuse Programs at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL. Among the many professional organizations to which he belongs, Dr. Levitt has served as a Charter Member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and a board member of the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415861267
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 444 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415861268
  • Publisher Date: 10 Dec 2013
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 314
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Exploring the Frontier
  • Width: 155 mm

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