1/20/2022 Grand Rounds
Eating Disorders: Identification and Treatment of the Core Issues
Anne E. Kubal, PhD, CEDS-S
Eating disorders are complex illnesses with the highest mortality rates of all diagnosable mental health disorders. Increases in the incidence and prevalence of eating disorders make it critically important for mental healthcare providers to expand their knowledge about this difficult to treat population. Although many mental healthcare providers appropriately recognize the need for specialized care for individuals with eating disorders and refer to specialists, eating disorders often go undetected and undiagnosed. This presentation will discuss risk factors, the importance of early identification, listening with a “third ear,” effective referral strategies, multidisciplinary collaboration, and provide an overview of evidenced-based treatments.