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Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition, Hardcover, Second Edition by Wadden, Thomas A.


Hardcover: Second Edition

Publication Date: 2018-09-05
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Hardcover : 716 pages
Edition: Second Edition
Author: Wadden, Thomas A.
ISBN-10: 1462535569
ISBN-13: 9781462535569

Product Description 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. Review "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, Divi

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