Because anorexia nervosa has historically been viewed as a disorder that impacts women and girls, there has been little focus on the conceptualization and treatment of males suffering from this complex disorder. Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males provides a structure for understanding the male side of the equation combined with practical resources to guide clinical intervention. Presented using an integrative framework that draws on recent research and organizes information from multiple domains into a unified understanding of the interconnected issues at hand, this informative new text provides a comprehensive approach to understanding and treating a widely unrecognized population.
Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D. is an assistant professor at Golden Gate University, where he chairs the Psychology Department. He is also an Executive Director at the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED), a member of the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and publishes widely on eating disorders, particularly as they manifest in males, as well as other topics including pro-anorexia forums and the uses of technology in psychoanalytic treatment. He is a candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and in private practice in Berkeley, California.
List of Figures Foreword by Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS Foreword by Roberto Olivardia, PhD Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. An Integrative Approach 3. Diagnosis, Engagement, and Alliance 4. The Systemic Metaframework 5. The Biological Metaframework 6. The Cultural Metaframework 7. Expanding into Cyberspace 8. The Psychodynamic Metaframework 9. The Spiritual Metaframework 10. Clinical Application