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Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders

  • Living reference work
  • © 2020


  • Includes up to date research and knowledge on DSM -5
  • 2013) feeding and eating disorders where no works compassing the revised diagnostic system exist
  • All information will be constantly updated on-line at Springer
  • with new developments in the field
  • The first encyclopaedia of eating disorders, this easy to use A to Z format will be attractive to many readers as a resource for personal and university libraries
  • The book will cover basic science through to clinical application
  • The entries will be supported by illustrations, graphs, figures, and diagrams to allow deeper understanding of the topic matter
  • The book will be thoroughly cross referenced

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About this book

The field of feeding and eating disorders represents one of the most challenging areas in mental health, covering childhood, adolescent and adult manifestations of the disorders and requiring expertise in both the physical and psychological issues that can cause, maintain, and exacerbate these disorders. The scope of the book is an overview of all the feeding and eating disorders from “bench to bedside”, incorporating recent changes introduced into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The aim is to present one of the first complete overviews of the newly defined area of feeding and eating disorders with respect to genetics, biology and neuroscience through to theory and its application in developing clinical approaches to the prevention and treatment of feeding and eating disorders.


Table of contents (198 entries)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

    Tracey Wade

About the editor

Tracey Wade, Ph.D is a Professor and Dean of the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for over 20 years and was awarded the Ian M Campbell memorial prize for outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of Clinical Psychology in Australia in 2000 and in 2003 she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Early Career Award. Her research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and she has over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals, is co-author on two books outlining therapeutic approaches for perfectionism, and has co-authored 9 book chapters in the area of eating disorders. She is a fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, a member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief on the Australian Psychological Society journal “Clinical Psychologist” and ison the editorial boards of the following journals: “International Journal of Eating Disorders”, “European Eating Disorder Review” and “Journal of Eating Disorders”.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders

  • Editors: Tracey Wade

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-287-087-2Due: 26 February 2018

  • Number of Pages: 1200

  • Topics: Medicine/Public Health, general, Health Psychology, Health Care Management

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