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Orthorexia Nervosa: Pathologically Healthful Eating vs. Pathologizing Healthy Habits
October 16, 2019
Center for Change Free Educational Webinar Series for Professions!
Time: 2:00 – 3: 00 pm CDT
*Please note: A post-test is required to earn CE’s. Please register individually rather than as a group.
Presentation will detail the evolution of Orthorexia Nervosa from the musings of a physician in the US to the work by Italian researchers to classify those suffering from the condition. Despite methodological flaws, a burgeoning literature has developed about this condition. The current state of the scholarship in ON will be discussed, particularly best estimates of prevalence, original research regarding the ability to detect the condition, and whether ON is deserving its own diagnostic entry in such classification systems as the DSM-5. Diagnostic criteria, case studies, the relationship of ON to ARFID and treatment will be addressed.
Presenter: Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS, Director of Clinical Services