Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Faculty Authored Books

Obesity and Weight Disorders

Allison, Stunkard Kelly C. Allison and Albert J. Stunkard 
Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome:A step-by-step guide to breaking the cycle
This book provides a step-by-step plan for breaking free of night eating syndrome (NES). The authors provide a solid lay-person's explanation of the biology behind NES, diagnostic materials to assess whether you have NES, exercises for breaking the unhealthy eating cycle, and an overview of treatment options.
Judith Beck Judith Beck 
The Beck Diet Solution: Train Yourself to Think Like a Thin Person
Dr. Beck, one of the foremost authorities in the field of Cognitive Therapy, has created a four-week plan that will help people stick with their diet, lose weight with confidence, and keep weight off for a lifetime. This program is not only based on the authors personal success and on her success with her many clients, but also on published research.
Judith Beck Judith Beck
The Complete Beck Diet for Life: The Five-Stage Program for Permanent Weight Loss Utilizing the power of cognitive therapy, this book offers a specific, balanced diet plan that teaches readers how to eat thin and keep excess weight off for life.
David B Sarwer David B. Sarwer 
Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes 
This book presents presurgical psychological screening (PPS) procedures for a wide range of surgery types, such as spinal surgery, organ transplantation, bariatric surgery, and plastic surgery. Drawing on both research and clinical experience, the authors explain how to conduct PPS, communicate results to patients and surgeons, and identify possible pre- or postsurgery interventions to mitigate risk factors and maximize the likelihood of surgical success.
  Albert J. Stunkard
Eating and its Disorders 
(Research Publications- Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease)
Albert J Stunkard Albert J. Stunkard
Eating, Sleeping, and Sex 
(Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine)
Albert J. Stunkard Albert J. Stunkard
The Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity 
(Nutrition and Health) This thoroughly revised second edition provides physicians and other health care professionals with a concise, practical, state-of-the-art reference on obesity.
Albert J Stunkard Albert J. Stunkard, Thomas A. Wadden, and Robert I. Berkowitz
Obesity, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics 
(The Clinics: Internal Medicine) This issue examines obesity from a psychiatric standpoint, discussing topics such as body image, behavioral assessment and treatment, obesity and psychiatric status, and self-help programs. The issue also provides numerous articles on the medical treatment of obesity.
  Albert J. Stunkard
Obesity: Theory and Therapy
The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this acclaimed reference reflects contemporary medical views on the causes and treatment of obesity and related eating disorders. The book includes a state-of-the-art discussion on effective new strategies for maintaining weight loss after treatment.
  Albert J. Stunkard
The Pain of Obesity
Thomas Wadden Thomas Wadden
Handbook of Obesity Treatment
The Handbook of Obesity Treatment is a comprehensive handbook guiding mental health, medical, and allied health professionals through the process of planning and delivering individualized treatment services for those seeking obesity treatment.
  Thomas Wadden
Obesity: Theory and Therapy
A thoroughly revised Second Edition of this acclaimed reference reflects contemporary medical views on the causes and treatment of obesity and related eating disorders. The book includes a state-of-the-art discussion on effective new strategies for maintaining weight loss after treatment.
Thomas Wadden Thomas Wadden
Treatment of the Seriously Obese Patient
Treatment of the Seriously Obese Patient
is an ideal resource for practitioners working with individuals who are extremely overweight.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  Edna B. Foa
Mastery of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Forms for Self-Monitoring of Rituals (Treatments That Work)
Edna B Foa Edna B. Foa
Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
By far the best self-help book for people with obsessions and compulsions that I have ever read. Unusually clear, exceptionally precise, and immensely practical.
Martin E Franklin Martin E. Franklin 
Treating trichotillomania: Cognitive behavioral therapy for hair pulling and related problems
Designing the book for maximum usefulness, the authors share their considerable expertise in treating body-focused repetitive behavior disorders in an accessible, clinically valid reference.

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Psychiatric Genetics

Wade Berrettini Wade Berrettini
Genetic Influences on Neural and Behavioral Functions
This book provides a scholarly catalog of relations between the expression of specific genes, nerve cell biology and behavior, normal and abnormal, in animals and humans.
Wade Berrettini Wade Berrettini
Psychiatric Genetics
This book, for the researcher, student, and practitioner, explores recent advances in psychiatric genetics.

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Tami D. Benton Tami D. Benton
Helping Parents, Youth and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts 
Text providing clear, concise handouts for children and their parents and teachers for every type of psychotropic medication currently used.
Stanley N Caroff Stanley N. Caroff
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Related Conditions
This book is an important tool for clinicians, outlining a framework for understanding, diagnosing, treating, and preventing these little-understood and often overlapping disorders.Written by four internationally renowned authorities on NMS, the book will equip clinicians with a practical approach based on the most current science.
David W Oslin David W. Oslin 
Psychopharmacologic Interventions in Late Life
The book contains a compilation of articles reviewing contemporary psychopharmacology by disease, by focus of care, how the drugs work, and in the context of research in the area.
Karl Rickels Karl Rickels 
Non Specific Factors in Drug Therapy
This book discusses the influence of non-specific factors in psychiatric drug therapy on areas such as treatment outcome and clinical trial participation.
  Karl Rickels 
Rational and Appropriate Prescribing of the Benzodiazepines
A thought-provoking biographical and cultural history of one of the most praised and maligned drugs of modern times and its impact on society.
Michael E Thase Michael E. Thase
Integrating Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy: Dissolving the Mind-Brain Barrier
This book summarizes research in combined chemical and psychotherapeutic treatments, and discusses the manner in which each can aid the other.


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