PSYC 123 - Lecture 13 - Eating Disorders and Obesity (Guest Lecture by B. Timothy Walsh)

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

Overview

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.

Resources

Assignment

"Eating Disorders." [PDF]

Wilson, "Psychological Treatment of Eating Disorders."

Wilson, "Eating Disorders Guidelines from NICE."

Course Media

Transcript

html

Audio

mp3

Low Bandwidth Video

mov [100MB]

High Bandwidth Video

mov [500MB]