Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Lauren Stutts

In Stock Date: 
11/07/2016
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781945612282
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781945612299
Pages: 
88
Binding Type: 
Softcover

This book covers the development and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity. It is written from a biopsychosocial perspective and explores obesity from a holistic perspective and addresses the extent of the obesity epidemic and how obesity is defined and assessed in children. It also chronicles the varying causes and contributors to childhood obesity as well as the physical, psychological, and social consequences of it.

The author highlights how a psychologist assesses childhood obesity and the potential psychological disorders related to obesity and also includes descriptions of specific interventions for childhood obesity. The intervention section integrates a community-based perspective that is often lacking in the literature and specifically addresses underserved populations. Finally, this book concludes with practical case studies, discussion questions, and case recommendations.

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Lauren Stutts

Lauren Stutts is a faculty member in the Health and Human Values Department at Davidson College. She received her BS in psychology from Davidson in 2005 and a MS and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. Her specialty area is clinical health/medical psychology with a focus on resiliency, stress, and health behaviors. In addition, she is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and serves as a part-time clinician in the community.