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Handbook of Obesity Treatment

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ISBN-10: 1593850948

ISBN-13: 9781593850944

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard

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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program. He received his AB from Brown University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Wadden has published over 150 scientific papers and is the coeditor of two books. He has investigated the treatment of obesity by several methods, including behavior modification, very-low-calorie diets, exercise, pharmacotherapy, and surgery. He serves on the National Task Force for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and on the Council of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Albert J. Stunkard, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where in 1957 he founded the Obesity Research Group (now the Weight and Eating Disorders Program). He received his BS from Yale University and his MD from Columbia University. Dr. Stunkard is the author of nearly 400 publications, primarily in the field of obesity, and his research has been supported for 40 years by the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of seven journals in the fields of nutrition and behavioral medicine.

Prevalence, Consequences, and Etiology of Obesity
Epidemiology and Health and Economic Consequences of Obesity
Body Weight Regulation: Neural, Endocrine, and Autocrine Mechanisms
Energy Metabolism and Obesity
Genetics and Common Obesities: Background, Current Status, Strategies, and Future Prospects
Confronting the Toxic Environment: Environmental Public Health Actions in a World Crisis
Binge-Eating Disorder and Night-Eating Syndrome
Health Consequences of Weight Reduction
The Relationship of Intentional Weight Loss to Disease Incidence and Mortality
Psychosocial Consequences of Obesity and Weight Loss
Assessment of the Obese Adult
Medical Evaluation of the Obese Patient
Behavioral Assessment of the Obese Patient
Treatment of Adult Obesity
The Treatment of Obesity: An Overview
Popular Diets for Treatment of Overweight and Obesity
Exercise and Weight Management
Behavioral Weight Control
Drug Treatment of Obesity
Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Improving the Maintenance of Weight Lost in Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
Treatment of Adult Obesity: Additional Approaches and Resources
Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
Commercial and Self-Help Weight Loss Programs
Obesity Treatment in Minorities
Obesity and Body Image Disturbance
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
Obesity, Weight Management, and Self-Esteem
Nondieting Approaches: Principles, Practices, and Evidence
Childhood Obesity and Obesity Prevention
Development of Childhood Obesity
Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
Prevention of Obesity
Author Index
Subject Index