This program will examine the evidence that eating disorders are true biopsychosocial diseases, similar to chemical dependency. The program will define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories of addiction, describe physiological consequences of eating disorders, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources for people with eating disorders.
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Related reading suggestion:
- “Similarity Between Obesity and Drug Addiction as Assessed by Neurofunctional Imaging: A Concept Review” by Nora Volkow.
About the presenters:
Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, MRO
Dr. Christensen is an Associate Professor in the Departments of OB Gyn and Psychiatry at WSU School of Medicine. He obtained his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at Wayne State University School of Medicine and did…
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