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Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders are arguably the most complex mental health problems that a child or adolescent may experience. Numbers seeking help are on the increase, and the complexity of these disorders challenges even the most experienced clinician. In this 2006 book, the experience of numerous practitioners with international reputations in the field is brought to bear on the broad range of issues a good clinician needs to know about, from the history of the disorder through to treatment, psychopharmacology, the psychotherapies, epidemiology, comorbidities, eating disorders in boys, and neuroimaging. The book is divided into parts detailing the scientific underpinnings, abnormal states, the evidence base for treatments, and finally public health issues, including service delivery models and perspectives on prognosis and outcomes. Clinicians encountering eating disorders will find this latest addition to the Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry series invaluable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521613125
ISBN-10: 0521613124
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tony Jaffa

Tony Jaffa is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and the Clinical Director at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, and is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Brett McDermott is Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Queensland, and Director of the Mater Child & Youth Mental Health Service, Brisbane.