Body Image, Eating, and Weight

A Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention

  • Massimo Cuzzolaro
  • Secondo Fassino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Secondo Fassino, Enrica Marzola
    Pages 25-37
  3. Enrica Marzola, Massimo Cuzzolaro, Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Pages 39-55
  4. Umberto Volpe, Alessio Maria Monteleone, Palmiero Monteleone
    Pages 57-66
  5. Massimo Cuzzolaro
    Pages 67-84
  6. Massimo Cuzzolaro, Umberto Nizzoli
    Pages 85-95
  7. Santino Gaudio, Antonios Dakanalis, Giuseppe Fariello, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 97-111
  8. Enrica Marzola, Giovanni Abbate-Daga
    Pages 113-126
  9. Daniela Degortes, Paolo Santonastaso, Angela Favaro
    Pages 127-140
  10. Federico Amianto, Secondo Fassino
    Pages 141-153
  11. Anna Brytek-Matera, Lorenzo M. Donini
    Pages 167-171
  12. Ottavio Bosello, Angiola Vanzo, Maria Pia Donataccio, Massimo Cuzzolaro
    Pages 173-192
  13. Alessandra Pokrajac-Bulian
    Pages 207-218
  14. Luca Busetto, Federica Buongiorno, Sami Schiff
    Pages 233-245
  15. Emilia Manzato, Giovanni Gravina
    Pages 247-260
  16. Massimo Cuzzolaro, Walter Milano
    Pages 261-272
  17. Giovanni Castellini, Valdo Ricca
    Pages 273-280
  18. Federico Amianto, Secondo Fassino
    Pages 297-308
  19. Giuseppe Riva, Santino Gaudio, Silvia Serino, Antonios Dakanalis, Marta Ferrer-García, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado
    Pages 333-351
  20. Giada Pietrabissa, Giorgia Varallo, Cesare Cavalera, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Roberto Cattivelli, Alessandro Rossi et al.
    Pages 369-379
  21. Angela Meadows, Rachel M. Calogero
    Pages 381-400
  22. Ottavio Bosello, Angiola Vanzo, Massimo Cuzzolaro
    Pages 413-425
  23. Carla Gramaglia, Claudia Delicato, Patrizia Zeppegno
    Pages 427-439

About this book


This book equips readers with the knowledge required to improve diagnosis and treatment and to implement integrated prevention programs in patients with eating and weight disorders. It does so by providing a comprehensive, up-to-date review of research findings and theoretical assumptions concerning the interface and interactions between body image and such disorders as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorders, orthorexia nervosa, overweight, and obesity. After consideration of issues of definition and classification, the opening part of the book examines the concept of body image from a variety of viewpoints. A series of chapters are then devoted to the assessment of the multidimensional construct “body image”, to dysmorphophobia/body dysmorphic disorder, and to muscle dysmorphia. The third part discusses body image in people suffering from different eating disorders and/or overweight or obesity, and two final chapters focus on body image in the integrated prevention of eating disorders and obesity, and cultural differences regarding body image. The book will be of interest to all health professionals who work in the fields of psychiatry, clinical psychology, eating disorders, obesity, body image, adolescence, public health, and prevention.


Body dysmorphic disorder Eating disorders Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Binge eating disorder Bariatric surgery Obesity Prevention Orthorexia nervosa Muscle dysmorphia

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Cuzzolaro
    • 1
  • Secondo Fassino
    • 2
  1. 1.Formerly University Sapienza of RomeEditor-in-Chief of Eating and Weight DisordersCampiglia Marittima (LI)Italy
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of TurinTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90816-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90817-5
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