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Section I. Introduction. Gilbert, Body Shame: A Biopsychosocial Conceptualisation and Overview, with Treatment Implications. Gilbert, Thompson, Body Shame in Childhood and Adolescence: Relations to General Psychological Functioning and Eating Disorders. McKee, Gott, Shame and the Ageing Body. Carr, Body Shame: Issues of Assessment and Measurement. Kent, Thompson, The Development and Maintenance of Shame in Disfigurement: Implications for Treatment. Section II. Body Shame and Disfigurement. Miles, Psoriasis: The Role of Shame on Quality of Life. Kellett, Shame-fused Acne: A Biopsychosocial Conceptualisation and Treatment Rationale. Coughlan, Clarke, Shame and Burns. Ekstroemer, Body Shame in Children who have Bowel Disorders. Lodnert, Prostate Cancer and Body Shame with Special Regard to Sexual Functioning. Section III. Body Shame and Psychological Disorders. Crozier, Blushing, Shame and Social Anxiety. Goss, Gilbert, Eating Disorders, Shame and Pride: A Cognitive-Behavioural Functional Analysis. Andrews, Body Shame and Abuse in Childhood. Veale, Shame in Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

About the Author

Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Mental Health Research Unit at Kingsway Hospital, University of Derby and Derbyshire Mental Health Services Trust. Jeremy Miles is Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York.


'For those working with patients who experience any form of body disfigurment this book covers all the issues comprehensively... the section on psychological disorders is particularly insightful and well referenced... all chapters are extensively referenced and offer a balanced view. This is an excellent book in every respect.' - Mike Lehane, Nursing Standard

'This edited work is clearly structured in a way that should inform and stimulate debate on the subject of body shame... I would recommend this book.' - Professor Glenn Waller, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Journal

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