102028: The Menopausal Transition - A Possible Window of Vulnerability for Eating Pathology

Volume 46, Issue 6

About the Course:

No published studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association of menopausal status with eating disorders and body image in women. We assessed these associations in a large sample of middle-aged women.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

September 2013

Authors

Barbara Mangweth-Matzek, PhD; Hans W. Hoek, MD; Claudia I. Rupp, PhD; Georg Kemmler, PhD; Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD; Johann Kinzl, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, psychotherapists, and practitioners who seek knowledge about eating disorders in middle age, association of eating disorders and menopausal transition. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence of eating disorders (defined by DSM-IV) in middle aged women.

  2. Demonstrate the similarity between subthreshold eating disorders and eating disorders.

  3. Examine the menopausal transition (perimenopause and surgical induced menopause) as possible windows of vulnerability for eating disorders.

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