The U.S. healthcare system has been alarmed about the “obesity crisis” since the 1980’s. The medical community continues to battle back with programs that emphasize diet, exercise, behavioral change, medications, surgery, and devices. The outcomes and long-term results have been disappointing and the numbers of overweight and obese individuals have begun to rise again despite these costly and redundant efforts. Equally concerning has been the rise in eating disorders in people of higher weight that may stem in part from a society bent on weight bias, thin privilege, diet gimmicks and weight loss.
Since the DSM-V recognized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) as a disease back in May of 2013, the public has been gradually introduced to the reality of psychological component of eating and the consequences of failing “to change the mind before changing the body.” Though BED has become more publicly recognizable, effective specialty treatments (IOP, PHP and residential) have been undermined by insufficient third-party reimbursement and procrastination on the part of patients to seek treatment.
This presentation is designed to address the numerous loss of control eating disorders including BED; Bulimia Nervosa; Other Specied Feeding and Eating Disorders; Night eating syndrome; grazing; compulsion/ addiction; emotional eating; and post bariatric complications. An outline of the various evidenced based interventions will include therapeutic, nutritional, medical, sleep and activity solutions. Also discussed are the challenges of integrating treatment for people with BED and loss of control eating with the traditional eating disorder population. The presentation includes an explanation of their unique needs of BED and Loss of Control Eaters. Finally, the questions on when to refer to a higher level of care and what constitutes long term recovery will be addressed.
The speaker is Ralph Carson, CED-RD, RD, PhD – Senior Clinical and Research Advisor to ERC (Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight. Dr. Ralph Carson is a clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with over 40 years of experience in the treatment of addictions, obesity and eating disorders.
This workshop will award 1.5 CE clock hours in Diagnosis; no NBCC credit is available for this program.
For more information or to register: https://virtual.tpn.health/e/ralphcarson0821/