Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover)

Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment By Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD (Editor), Kelly C. Allison, PhD (Editor), Albert J. Stunkard, MD (Editor), James E. Mitchell, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image

Night Eating Syndrome: Research, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover)


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In one indispensable volume, this book combines a complete overview of night eating syndrome (NES) with evidence-based treatment guidelines and clinical tools. Experts in the field review the biological underpinnings of NES and its common comorbidities; explain how the basic science can inform clinical practice; and discuss issues in assessment and diagnosis. Vivid case examples are featured. Of special utility for clinicians, the book includes a manual for delivering an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol. Reproducible client forms can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kelly C. Allison, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

Albert J. Stunkard, MD, until his death in 2014, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A pioneering obesity researcher, he was founder of the University's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, where an endowed professorship was named for him, and a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.
Product Details ISBN: 9781462506309
ISBN-10: 1462506305
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: July 30th, 2012
Pages: 299
Language: English
"It has taken more than 50 years for NES to receive the attention it merits, and this is the first volume devoted to all aspects of the disorder. Strongly recommended for clinicians and researchers. An invaluable resource."--Christopher G. Fairburn, OBE, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

"This volume offers clinicians an authoritative resource for helping patients who suffer from NES, a condition whose pathophysiology and treatment have been poorly understood until recently. The book balances recent findings and advances with attention to what remains unknown. It provides a unique and important framework for developing a future research agenda for this complex syndrome."--Pamela K. Keel, PhD, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

"The most comprehensive account of NES to date. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the clinical aspects of this puzzling syndrome, as well as the latest research findings from a superb roster of leaders in the field. Clinicians, researchers, and students will find this book well worth reading."--W. Stewart Agras, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus), Stanford University

"Virtually all that is known clinically and scientifically about night eating syndrome (NES) is covered in concise chapters in this skillfully edited guide. The contributors are experts who present state-of-the-art information about the nature of NES and methods for assessment and treatment. This is an essential book for clinicians in all health care disciplines interested in eating and weight issues."--Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, Director, Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research, Yale University School of Medicine

"A comprehensive synthesis of all that is currently known about this intriguing pattern of nocturnal ingestions and evening hyperphagia....Packed full of information for professionals."
— AED Forum (Association for Eating Disorders Newsletter)

"This welcome compendium brings together an international group of experts whose research has defined the cutting edges of the field....Each chapter presents a succinct and scholarly review of its area, with suggestions for future research....This book will interest researchers and a wide audience of clinicians treating patients with eating disorders, obesity, and other psychiatric and sleep disorders as well."
— Eating Disorders Review