Treating Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorders in the Context of Obesity in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

Denise Wilfley, Rachel P. Kolko, Andrea E. Kass

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Abstract

Eating disorders and obesity are associated with marked impairment and reduced quality of life. Effective interventions have been identified and developed for youth and young adults. In this chapter, evidence-based treatment studies for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity are reviewed, and implications of the findings for treating children, adolescents, and young adults are discussed. A socioecological intervention using a contextual learning approach is described as optimal for promoting sustainable changes in eating-related attitudes and weight-related behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Developmental Perspectives
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940172
ISBN (Print)9780199744459
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

Keywords

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Children & adolescents
  • Obesity
  • Treatment
  • Young adults

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    Wilfley, D., Kolko, R. P., & Kass, A. E. (2012). Treating Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorders in the Context of Obesity in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. In The Oxford Handbook of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Developmental Perspectives Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199744459.013.0015