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Preface, by Philip S. Mehler1. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Eating Disorders Spectrum in Primary Care Medicine, by Arnold E. Andersen2. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team and Levels of Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, by Craig Johnson, Kenneth Weiner, Russell Marx, Philip S. Mehler, Cynthia Pikus, and Anne Marie O'Melia3. Medical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders, by Kristine Walsh, Philip S. Mehler, and Jennifer McBride4. Nutritional Rehabilitation, by Philip S. Mehler5. Evaluation and Treatment of Electrolyte Abnormalities, by Margherita Mascolo and Philip S. Mehler6. Gastrointestinal Complications, by Philip S. Mehler7. Cardiac Abnormalities and Their Management, by Katherine V. Sachs, Philip S. Mehler, and Mori Krantz8. Obstetric-Gynecologic Endocrinology and Osteoporosis, by Philip S. Mehler9. General Endocrinology, by Philip S. Mehler10. The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus, by Ovidio Bermudez and Philip S. Mehler11. Oral, Dental, Ear, and Eye Complications, by Carrie Brown and Philip S. Mehler12. Athletes and Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen13. Males with Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. Andersen14. Using Medical Information Psychotherapeutically, by Arnold E. Andersen15. Ethical and Medicolegal Considerations in Treating Patients with Eating Disorders, by Patricia Westmoreland and Philip S. Mehler16. Medical Information for Nonmedical Clinicians and Educators, by Arnold E. Andersen17. Innovative Psychological Treatments of Eating Disorders, by Arnold E. AndersenList of ContributorsIndex

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A comprehensive guide to the medical complications, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.

About the Author

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, is the chief medical officer at the Eating Recovery Center, the founder and executive medical director of Denver Health's ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, and the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Arnold E. Andersen, MD, is emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and the former director of the Eating Disorders Program at Iowa and Johns Hopkins University. He is the editor of Males with Eating Disorders and the coauthor of Making Weight: Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape, and Appearance.


"A winner."

--Midwest Book Review

"This book accomplishes the difficult task of merging psychiatric and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations."

--Doody's Review Service

"This book provides useful and practical information to practitioners who are new to the care of patients with eating disorders while serving as a reference for those with more experience."

--Annals of Internal Medicine

"An excellent guide to the medical issues connected with eating disorders."

--Psychiatric Services

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