“Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Borderline Personality Disorder”
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm-5:00pm
Hosted by Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD, Assistant Psychologist, Division of Women’s Mental Health
Eating disorders are prevalent among adolescent and young adult women and are becoming increasingly common among middle-aged and older women, as well as boys and men. This talk will describe eating disorders and their symptoms (e.g., restricted food intake, binge eating, vomiting and compulsive exercise); explain why individuals with borderline personality disorder may be at higher risk for experiencing eating disorders; provide a brief overview of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders; and introduce resources for loved ones of individuals struggling with eating disorders.