The leading clinical reference work in the field--now significantly revised with 85% new material--this handbook gives practitioners and students a comprehensive understanding of the causes, consequences, and management of adult and childhood obesity. In concise, extensively referenced chapters from preeminent authorities, the Handbook presents foundational knowledge and reviews evidence-based psychosocial and lifestyle interventions as well as pharmacological and surgical treatments. It provides guidelines for conducting psychosocial and medical assessments and for developing individualized treatment plans. The effects of obesity--and of weight loss--on physical and psychological well-being are reviewed, as are strategies for helping patients maintain their weight loss.
New to This Edition
*Many new authors and topics; extensively revised and expanded with over 15 years of research and clinical advances, including breakthroughs in understanding the biological regulation of appetite and body weight.
*Section on contributors to obesity, with new chapters on food choices, physical activity, sleep, and psychosocial and environmental factors.
*Chapters on novel treatments for adults--acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, digitally based interventions, behavioral economics, community-based programs, and nonsurgical devices.
*Chapters on novel treatments for children and adolescents--school-based preventive interventions, family-based behavioral weight loss treatment, and bariatric surgery.
*Chapters on the gut microbiome, the emerging field of obesity medicine, reimbursement for weight loss therapies, and managing co-occurring eating disorders and obesity.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 716
Weight: 1402 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Wadden and Bray have done a remarkable job. Chapter authors provide the 'big picture' on each topic as well as figures and tables that allow interested readers to drill down on the specific information they need. A great deal of recent treatment data is included in chapters that are well designed to help providers interested in providing all treatment options for their patients. The chapter on surgical treatment has some of the best drawings showing the different types of bariatric surgery procedures that I have seen. In addition, I particularly like the new section on behavioral, environmental, and psychosocial contributors to obesity. This is the kind of book you will want to have at hand when any question arises about the causes and treatment of obesity. It will be extremely useful to trainees in obesity medicine; many of the chapters will make excellent reading assignments."--Michael D. Jensen, MD, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Professor in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Frye, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
"Since so much has changed in our understanding of obesity and its treatment in adults and children in the past 15 years, this second edition comes at the perfect time. The book provides a comprehensive resource, with many more chapters than the first edition. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field and addresses an important issue in the etiology, consequences, and treatment of this disease. This will certainly be the go-to book on obesity for researchers, clinicians, and students."--Rena R. Wing, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School; Director, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital
"This second edition offers a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of the state of the art regarding all aspects of obesity, including its prevalence, etiology, environmental and psychosocial contributors, manifestations, consequences, and treatment in a variety of settings. In addition, the volume reviews research relevant to public policy, organization of obesity care, and pediatric and adolescent populations. A definitive reference from recognized authorities."--Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of Research, Division of Bariatric Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University
"The editors, pioneers in the field, have recruited the world's leading experts. The book contains an incredible wealth of knowledge, providing the broadest and most authoritative coverage in the field. It provides new and updated information on diverse topics including epidemiology, etiology, body weight regulation, energy metabolism, genetic influences, the microbiome in obesity, recently approved medications, surgical approaches, and behavioral interventions. The latest in insurance coverage, childhood obesity, and primary prevention is extensively reviewed. This is the indispensable resource for all researchers and clinicians involved in the management of obesity, and will remain the go-to source for years to come. It's a terrific handbook and really all you need."--John P. Foreyt, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
"The second edition of this handbook fully encompasses the enormous strides that have been made in the etiology, genetics, assessment, and treatment of this disease since the first edition was published. Written by leaders in clinical practice and research, chapters cover emerging topics including the role of the gut microbiome in energy balance, the hypothalamus as the central control of body weight regulation, and new paradigms in treatment. Topics are thoroughly condensed into a readable, useful format. This second edition will be a staple for any graduate course in obesity medicine or obesity research. It will be in demand among physicians and surgeons at any level--medical students to faculty. Reading this book, I was excited to realize what knowledge we have gained over the last 15 years pertaining to obesity medicine and surgery, psychological approaches, the obesity epidemic, and energy regulation."--Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center
"The book provides a wealth of relevant and very readable information for any clinician with an interest in the treatment of obesity." (on the first edition)--Nutrition and Dietetics, 1/1/2004
"It is of great value to any investigator wanting a substantial overview of all aspects of obesity, including environmental, psychological, and physiologic issues....Policymakers who wish to make an impact on this epidemic would be well advised to consult this book." (on the first edition)--American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
"A 'must-have' volume....Highly recommended as an essential resource for students, clinicians, and researchers who wish for a comprehensive review of information about obesity." (on the first edition)--Obesity and Eating Disorders Newsletter, 11/3/2003
"It could serve as an introduction for someone new to the obesity field, an update for those too busy to stay up with all the journal articles, or a statement to someone from a related profession of how far the treatment of obesity has come. I recommend it highly." (on the first edition)--The Health Psychologist
"An invaluable evidence-based resource for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers facing the management of an epidemic of obesity." (on the first edition)--Community Mental Health Journal, 8/1/2006
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