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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: An Overview

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are dangerous mental illnesses with the highest lifetime mortality rate among all psychiatric disorders and generally involve serious comorbidities such as a substance use disorder. These eating disorders are very difficult to treat with a common incidence of relapse. Medical complications of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa affect essentially every organ system and behavioral disorders and suicidal ideation are relatively common. This course reviews current research studies as well as nursing care strategies and treatment plan goals to support the patient with an anorexia nervosa and bulimia disorder during recovery.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Epidemiological Characteristics Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
  3. Diagnostic Criteria Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
  4. Bulimia Nervosa
  5. Etiology Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
  6. Signs And Symptoms Of Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
  7. Psychiatric Comorbidities, Substance Use And Suicide
  8. Treatment Of Eating Disorders
    1. Coping Strategy
    2. Denial
    3. Environment
    4. Isolation And Secrecy
  9. Assessment For Medical Complications
    1. Psychiatric Evaluation
    2. Nutritional Rehabilitation
    3. Avoiding the Re-feeding Syndrome
  10. Psychotherapy
    1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/li>
    2. Interpersonal Therapy/li>
    3. Maudsley Family-based Therapy/li>
    4. Family Therapy
  11. Pharmacotherapy
  12. Nursing Interventions
  13. Summary .


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