Taking a Detailed Eating Disorder History educates health care clinicians of all backgrounds on how to best acquire a detailed eating disorder history and expands the clinical standard and effectiveness of history taking for a more thorough treatment of eating disorders. It describes the vast permutations and possible combinations of over 100 eating disorder behaviors as well as their connections to emotional and social triggers. Readers will also gain a stronger understanding of complicating factors related to eating disorders, such as diabetes, pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease, and metabolic disorders, as well as drug and alcohol use, difficult relationships, and emotional strife. This informative new resource will be essential for any care provider of those with eating disorders.
James R. Kirkpatrick, MD, has managed the care of adolescents and adults with eating disorders in private practice, community-based eating disorder programs, and hospitals for over 30 years. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and a member of the World Health Organization's Global Clinical Practice Network.
1. Introduction 2. Fundamentals of Taking a Detailed Eating Disorder History 3. General Eating Disorder History 4. Eating Disorder Behaviors 5. Eating Disorder Behavior Parameters 6. Medical Symptoms and Complicating Health Concerns