Binging, Purging and Restricting are Just Part of the Story: Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Issues

IAEDP Symposium 2011

About the Course:

Webinar from the 2011 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.

Having worked exclusively with eating disorder patients for over 15 years, I have found this population to be extremely challenging and rewarding. My experience is that all of the patients I have worked with have many co-occurring conditions, in fact over 6 other diagnoses in addition to the identified eating disorder. Depression and Anxiety disorders-OCD-PTSD-Social Phobia are the primary, but a substantial number of individuals have substance abuse issues as well as Personality Disorders. After attending this presentation, you should have the ability to better manage these complex individuals.

1. Overview of Eating Disorders 2. Case Presentation 3. Depression and Eating Disorders 1. Diagnosis 2. Treatments 4. Anxiety and Eating Disorders 1. Subtypes of Anxiety 2. Treatment Strategies 5. Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders 1. Types of Substance abuse in Anorexia 2. Types of Substance abuse in Bulimia Nervosa 6. Eating Disorders in Children 1. Subtype of eating and feeding disorders 7. Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders 8. Questions and Answers

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Kevin Wandler, MD (presenter)

About the Author:

Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS is board certified in General Psychiatry, with Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wandler has been the Chief Medical Officer at Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders for over 15 years. He has presented frequently to US and international audiences on state-of-the-art treatments for eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Wandler has written numerous articles and co-authored chapters in Eating Disorders: A Handbook of Christian Treatment.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, therapists, and counselors who seek to update their research knowledge and competency in treating patients with eating disorders, increase and acquire new skills, learn new intervention strategies, and obtain continuing education credits. It is appropriate for professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. 1. Following this presentation, participants will be able to name the most common co-occuring psychiatric disorders seen in patients with Eating Disorders.

  2. 2. Following this presentation, participants will be able to describe the most prevalent substances of abuse seen in patients with Eating Disorders.

  3. 3. Following this presentation, participants will be have a basic understanding of the psychopharmacology used in treating eating disorder patients and their co-occurring disorders.

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