Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity takes a 360 approach by covering the disease's prevalence and relationship to psychiatric illness and social factors, including genetics, neurohormonal pathways and development factors for obesity. This book presents evidence and strategies for assessing psychiatric issues in severe obesity and uses common psychiatric presentations to feature the impact on bariatric surgery and key assessment features for weight loss. Concluding chapters focus on evidence-based psychosocial treatments for supporting patients with weight loss and bariatric surgery and includes educational tools and checklists for assessment, treatment, and care. Experts on non-pharmacological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy and nutrition education describe treatment approaches in each modality, concluding with pharmacological approaches for psychiatric conditions and eating pathology. Additional tools in the appendices support clinicians, making this the ultimate guide for managing psychiatric illness in patients suffering from severe obesity.
As obesity continues to grow in prevalence as a medically recognized epidemic, Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity serves a vital resource to medical students, psychiatrists, psychologists, bariatric surgeons, primary care physicians, dietitians, mental health nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with severely obese patients.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 357
Weight: 8416 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"This book is written for practitioners across various specialties, including psychiatry, bariatric surgery, and primary care, as well as medical students, residents, psychologists, dietitians, and anyone providing care to those with severe obesity. ... an in-depth look at the complex biopsychosocial factors impacting obesity and comorbid psychiatric illness. Its broad swath of topics ranging from bariatric surgery to mindful eating and everything in between makes it a unique and helpful resource for anyone providing care to patients with severe obesity." (Andrea Lundberg, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2017)