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Title page; Preface; Contents; Regulation of Energy Balance in Humans; How the Body Regulates Eating and Body Weight; Psychological and Social Influences on Appetite and Eating Behaviour; Pharmacology of Appetite and Eating; Disorders of Eating and Body Weight; Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; Binge Eating Disorder; Biological Rhythms and Disordered Eating; Obesity; Drug Related Obesity; Eating Disorders and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence; Disorders of Eating, Weight and Appetite in Later Life.
Most patients who develop the eating disorders are frightened of gaining weight. The disordered eating can be viewed as a pathological reaction to this fear and a distorted attempt to establish control of body weight. This book focuses on the place of drugs in the treatment of both sets of illnesses. It addresses the science of eating behavior.
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