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

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781462535569
ISBN-10: 1462535569
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 716
Imprint: Guilford Press
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas A. Wadden

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD, is the Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He also is Visiting Professor of Psychology at Haverford College. Dr. Wadden's research and over 400 scientific publications focus on the treatment of obesity by methods including diet, physical activity, behavior therapy, medication, and surgery. He also investigates the health and psychosocial consequences of intentional weight loss. Dr. Wadden is past president of the Obesity Society and has served on numerous panels of the National Institutes of Health. He is a recipient of honors including the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Research Achievement Award from the Obesity Society and mentoring awards from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Obesity Society. George A. Bray, MD, is Boyd Professor Emeritus at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University; Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Louisiana State University Medical Center; and Visiting Scientist at the Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute. With over 2000 scientific publications, Dr. Bray has conducted influential research on the causes of obesity, dietary approaches to the prevention of hypertension and diabetes, and dietary approaches to weight loss. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Other honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, induction into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and the Presidential Medal from the Obesity Society.

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