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Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Author: Noah Carpenter, MD and Jennifer McAnally, DNP, PMHNP-BC

CE: 2 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa carry a high lifetime mortality rate and generally involve serious comorbidities, such as 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. Current research studies and treatment goals for recovery from an eating disorder are reviewed.

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Course Syllabus

I.       Introduction
II.      Epidemiology
III.     DSM:5 Diagnostic Criteria
1.        Bulimia Nervosa
IV.     Etiology: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
1.        Anorexia Nervosa
2.        Bulimia Nervosa
V.      Psychological and Medical Outcomes
1.        Anorexia Nervosa: Physical Symptoms and Complications
2.        Bulimia Nervosa: Physical Symptoms and Complications
VI.     Psychiatric Comorbidities, Substance Use and Suicide
VII.    Treatment
1.        Coping Strategies
2.        Denial
3.        Environment
4.        Isolation
5.        Medical Complications
6.        Psychiatric
7.        Nutritional Rehabilitation
8.        Refeeding Syndrome
9.        Pharmacology
10.      Psychotherapy
11.      Physiological, Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions
VIII.    Case Study: Anorexia Nervosa
IX.      Summary


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