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Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

How are individuals with anorexia nervosa able to ignore signals regarding hunger that otherwise motivate eating, even when they are severely emaciated? Expert insights here.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can frequently be unrecognized or masked behind medical conditions, depression, or the natural changes of aging.

This CME is intended to help differentiate binge eating disorder (BED) from other eating disorders and understand the mechanisms that may put BED into the realm of addiction disorders.

Patients with psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, and substance use disorders, have reduced life expectancies compared with the general population. This and other facts emphasize the need for the latest clinical information, highlighted in this countdown.

Eating disorders are often complicated by devastating medical problems and may result in death. Although studies suggest a multifactorial cause for the disorder, treatment is a still challenge.

There are a considerable number of aging patients with an eating disorder who have only partial symptom remission or who remain ill for many decades. Here is a case in point.

Pica, a condition in which a person is compelled to eat non-food items such as dirt, paper, plaster, cigarette ashes, and other substances, is increasing in prevalence in adults. More in this patient education summary.

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