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Special Issue "Advances in the Prevention and Management of Obesity and Eating Disorders"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Amanda Sainsbury Website E-Mail
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: obesity, dietary obesity treatments, appetite regulation, eating disorders, body composition
Mr. Felipe Q. Da Luz E-Mail
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: obesity; eating disorders; clinical psychology; psychotherapy; epidemiology and treatment
Obesity and eating disorders remain major public health concerns worldwide. While we are far from having definitive solutions, scientific understanding of the prevention and mangement of obesity and eating disorders has developed significantly in recent years. This research has been stimulated since the formal recognition in 2013 of binge eating disorder as a psychiatric disorder in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). Moreover, research into the relationship between obesity and eating disorders has been stimulated by increasing recognition that binge eating can contribute to obesity and vice versa, and that treatments for obesity or binge eating can impact the other condition. In addition, studies on severe and enduring anorexia nervosa and examination of the occurrence of anorexia nervosa among males have been particularly pertinent due to the life-threatening characteristics of anorexia nervosa. Looking towards finding better solutions to these pressing public health concerns, this Special Issue will address the most recent scientific findings regarding the prevention and management of obesity and eating disorders.
A/Prof Amanda Sainsbury
Mr. Felipe Luz
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- Feeding and eating disorders
- Prevention and control
- Behavioural therapy
- Disease management
- Health impact assessment
- Diet therapy
- Mental health