Eating Disorders: Innovative Directions in Research and Practice
In Eating Disorders: Innovative Directions for Research and Practice, leading experts reflect on advances in the field that hold promise for increasing our knowledge significantly. Their arguments, grounded in theory and informed by empirical research, integrate a range of disparate literatures that tap new methods for bold and innovative approaches to etiology, classification, treatment, and prevention. Particularly notable are chapters that suggest methods for refining diagnostic criteria; examine the respective roles of risk and protective factors; propose an intriguing extension of the cognitive behavioral model; examine the self-help arena; and integrate the literature on body image, obesity, and eating disorders.
This book will be useful to researchers, practitioners, educators, and all individuals interested in advancing a constructive new agenda for research and practice.