Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders in the Medical Setting

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About The Module:

After participating in this lecture, you will be able to:

- Review the current and proposed definitions for eating disorders.
- Identify the risk factors and warning signs of eating disorders.
- Describe the levels of care available for treating adolescents with eating disorders.
- Define the process of outpatient medical appointments for the management of eating disorders.
- Prepare an inpatient protocol for the medical stabilization of adolescents with eating disorders.


About The Speakers:

Terrill Bravender MD, MPH, is the chief of adolescent medicine and the founder and director of the eating disorders program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, and associate professor of clinical pediatrics and psychiatry at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr Bravender attended college and medical school at the University of Michigan and trained in pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. He received additional training in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, and he received his master of public health degree from Harvard University. Prior to coming to Columbus, he held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School and Duke University and has authored numerous research papers, review articles, and book chapters related to eating disorders and adolescent health.
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Betty Staples, MD, is a general pediatrician and member of the Duke Eating Disorder Program. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke and program director of the Duke Pediatric Residency program. Dr. Staples’ research has focused on the areas of eating disorder treatment and risk factors and graduate medical education.

Dr. Staples did her residency training in pediatrics at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, and continued for an additional year as a general pediatrics fellow focusing on the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Staples is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, Association of Pediatric Program, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

*at no charge