Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives

  • Timothy D. Brewerton
  • Amy Baker Dennis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Research Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Murray, Monica Gordillo, Nicole M. Avena
      Pages 3-21
    3. Marilyn E. Carroll, Nathan A. Holtz
      Pages 23-45
    4. Ashley N. Gearhardt, Rebecca G. Boswell, Marc N. Potenza
      Pages 71-89
    5. Jessica H. Baker, Melissa A. Munn-Chernoff
      Pages 91-106
    6. Laurie M. McCormick, Obiora E. Onwuameze, Sergio Paradiso
      Pages 145-161
    7. James E. Mitchell, Astrid Müller, Gavin Meany, Cindy Sondag
      Pages 163-176
  3. Clinical Perspectives

  4. Treatment Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Therese K. Killeen, Stephanie E. Cassin, Josie Geller
      Pages 491-507
    3. Lisa Hail, Robyn Sysko, Tom Hildebrandt, Carolyn Black Becker
      Pages 533-546
    4. Lucene Wisniewski, Emmett R. Bishop, Therese K. Killeen
      Pages 547-562
    5. Stuart B. Murray, Zandre Labuschagne, Daniel Le Grange
      Pages 563-586
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 665-681

About this book


Eating disorders, addictions, and substance use disorders are each challenging in their own right, but they also commonly co-occur, causing major challenges for clinicians. Emerging research suggests that there are common substrates at the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and psychological levels. While randomized controlled trials have revealed a number of effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments for the individual conditions, little is known about integrative interventions for these comorbidities.

This book presents cutting-edge research on the overlap of these complex disorders and reviews integrative assessment strategies and treatment approaches, including enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, abstinence approaches, motivational enhancement, mindfulness meditation, and pharmacotherapy. The issue of whether eating-disordered behaviors such as dieting, binge eating, and excessive exercise are merely other forms of addictive behavior is examined. The authors argue both for and against the concept of food addiction in research, clinical treatment, and public policy.

The book will be of interest to psychiatrists, addiction medicine physicians, mental health/substance abuse clinicians, dieticians, researchers, and those affected by the disorders.


Addiction Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Comorbid Eating Disoders and Addictions Comorbid Eating Disoders and Substance Use Disorders Epidemiology of Eating Disorders Treatment of Eating Disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy D. Brewerton
    • 1
  • Amy Baker Dennis
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesUniversity of South FloridaBloomfield HillsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45377-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45378-6
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