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Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment

Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment
Christopher G. Fairburn and G. Terence Wilson
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, 1993
RC552 .C6 B56 1993

Some books seem contrived: To us this book seemed almost a necessity. It was clear that to further our clinical and research work on eating disorders we needed a synthesis of what was known about binge eating, since the available literature was widely dispersed and specific to particular disorders. No such synthesis was available; hence this book was born.

The first section of this book opens with a consideration of definitional and classificatory issues, since the definition and diagnostic status of binge eating are still subjects of controversy.

The next section considers binge eating from the perspectives of bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, obesity, and addictive disorders.

The third section opens with a review of the work on the incidence and prevalence of binge eating and bulimia nervosa.

The fourth section of the book is concerned with the management of patients who binge eat.

The final section of the book contains two manuals that we hope will be of value to clinicians and researchers.

Quoted from the Preface.