Handbook of Obesity Treatment
Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard
Guilford Press, 2002 - Psychology - 624 pages
This volume brings together an array of leading experts to discuss the causes and consequences of obesity today and present a comprehensive framework for treatment. The Handbook provides readily applicable guid elines for assessing an individual's need for weight reduction and pla nning appropriate interventions, based on the most current theoretical and empirical work in the field. Arranged in a stepped-care format, t reatment approaches described include diet, physical activity, pharmac otherapy, surgery, and commercial and self-help programs. Also address ed are the challenges of maintaining weight loss, working with body im age problems, cultural issues in treatment, prevention and management of pediatric obesity, and service provision in the primary care settin g.
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