Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan

  • Editors
  • John C. Linton
  • Larry James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Child and Adolescent Obesity Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Larry C. James, John C. Linton
      Pages 3-4
    3. Wendy L. Ward-Begnoche, Tracie L. Pasold, Vicki McNeill, K. Deane Peck, Samiya Razzaq, E. McCrea Fry et al.
      Pages 5-20
    4. K. Beth Yano, Jenny Ebesutani, Christina Lu, Dariann Choy
      Pages 21-41
    5. Valerie H. Myers, Brooke L. Barbera
      Pages 43-54
    6. Stephen B. Sondike
      Pages 55-63
  3. Treating Obesity in the Adult and Elderly Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Kristen H. Sorocco, Reginald Labossiere, Karen M. Ross
      Pages 93-102
    3. John C. Linton, Robert B. Shin
      Pages 115-126
  4. Treatment Resources for Providers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. John Linton, Larry C. James
      Pages 129-130
    3. John Linton, Larry C. James
      Pages 131-131
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 133-143

About this book


Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan

Edited by Larry C. James, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

John Linton, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston


Environmental, genetic, psychological, and societal factors interact to produce obesity, a chronic condition of epidemic proportions. The Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan guides professionals in meeting this complex challenge with a multidisciplinary palette of evidence-based interventions that can be tailored to men and women across the lifespan, regardless of background. This unique reference combines salient research data and hands-on clinical applications for use with overweight patients, from the very young to the very old, and includes a "treatment resources" section with extra materials to bolster therapy—all geared toward respectful, encouraging treatment and lasting weight-loss results.

Key features of the Handbook:

  • Review of the obesity literature, both pediatric and adult.
  • Exercise interventions for children and adults.
  • Lifestyle interventions for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
  • Weight-related cultural issues throughout the lifespan.
  • Bariatric surgery: when is it indicated? How successful is it?
  • The ten critical steps to healthy weight loss.
  • Clinical resources, patient self-help materials, and useful websites.

With excess weight contributing to some 300,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, the Handbook of Obesity Intervention for the Lifespan will be welcomed—and consulted frequently—by clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, primary care providers, and nutritionists.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-78304-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78305-5
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