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Lecture 13 - Eating Disorders and Obesity (Guest Lecture by B. Timothy Walsh)

Lecture 13 - Eating Disorders and Obesity (Guest Lecture by B. Timothy Walsh)

This video was recorded at YALE PSYC 123 The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food with Professor Kelly D. Brownell. Guest lecturer Dr. Timothy Walsh offers a glimpse into current psychiatric understanding of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. He takes students inside the psychology of an eating disorder and the medical and behavioral complications that patients may experience. Dr. Walsh then explores the issues behind diagnosing, treating, and understanding these disorders from the doctor's perspective as well. He reviews the demographic, physical, psychological characteristics of typical patients who suffer from these disorders, and theorizes that the development of eating disorders comes from multifactorial interactions that make some people more vulnerable than others. Reading assignment: National Institute of Mental Health. "Eating Disorders." Washington, DC., 2007 [PDF] Wilson, G. Terence, Carlos M. Grilo and Kelly M. Vitousek. "Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders." American Psychologist, 62 (2007), pp. 199-216 Wilson, G. Terence and Roz Shafran. "Eating Disorders Guidelines from NICE." Lancet, 365 (2005), pp. 79-81


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