Description of Complex Cases and Comorbidity in Eating Disorders
In this book the authors share the strategies and procedures they use in their clinical daily practice to assess and treat complex cases of eating disorders. The strategic and pragmatic approach to the management of medical and psychiatric comorbidity coexisting with eating disorders, while relying on enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) – an evidence-based treatment recommended for all eating disorder categories both in adults and adolescents-, can also be used by clinicians who adhere to different theoretical models.
The book is divided into two main parts. Part I describes the eating disorder psychopathology and its consequences: an essential knowledge essential to understanding whether the patients have true comorbidity or spurious comorbidity. Then it gives an overview of CBT-E and how to implement it at different levels of care and in a multidisciplinary team. Part II illustrates the general strategies to address comorbidity in patients with eating disorders, and the specific strategies and procedures for managing the most common mental and general medical conditions coexisting with eating disorders.
This volume is a valuable and useful tool for all clinicians – endocrinologists, nutritionists, dietitians, psychologists, psychiatrists – who deal with obesity and eating disorders.
About the Author
Riccardo Dalle Grave, MD, is Director of the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders at Villa Garda Hospital in Verona, Italy. In this department, Dr. Dalle Grave has developed an original treatment for the eating disorder based entirely on the enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), in particular the adaptation of outpatient CBT-E for adolescents and for intensive settings.
Massimiliano Sartirana is a clinical psychologist at the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders at Villa Garda Hospital, Verona (Italy). He has a long clinical experience in the treatment of eating disorders and collaborated with dr. Dalle Grave in adapting the enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E) E for adolescents with eating disorders.
Simona Calugi, Ph.D, Verona (Italy). Within this department, in collaboration with Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave, she is involved in assessing the efficacy of intensive enhanced cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E) and outpatient CBT-E for adults and adolescents.