Bulimia Nervosa  - AT71

Bulimia Nervosa

Management of a Serious Eating Disorder

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Stephanie N. Alvarez, PharmD
AT71
(4.5 / 60 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

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Summary:

Bulimia nervosa is a relatively common eating disorder in Western society. This eating disorder is defined by criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5, as lack of control over eating, eating more than most would eat at a given time, and recurrent/inappropriate methods used to prevent weight gain. Recurrent episodes of binge eating are associated with emotional distress, depression, mental anguish and a sense of loss of control, and the need to get rid of the excess calories consumed during eating binges. The compensatory behavior to get rid of the excess calories may involve abusing laxatives, self-induced vomiting, intense exercise that is joyless, abuse of diuretics, use of appetite suppressant or use of medications to speed up metabolism. Treatments include cognitive behavioral psychotherapy as well as antidepressants; however, relapse is common.

Objectives:

The goal of this bulimia nervosa continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physicians with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with bulimia nervosa. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify physical and emotional signs and symptoms of eating disorders, specifically bulimia nervosa
  • Discuss the complications of bulimia nervosa
  • Describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for patients with bulimia nervosa
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physicians.
 
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit. 
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/6/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/9/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/9/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Elyse W - Wilmington, DE  ·  Dec 02, 2017
Great refresher content
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Claudia V - Broomfield, CO  ·  Nov 22, 2017
very interesting , liked it a lot
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Gabrielle W - North Olmsted, OH  ·  Nov 20, 2017
great quick reminder on different treatment options and effects
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Diane H - Fair oaks , CA  ·  Nov 08, 2017
EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND TO FOLLOW
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Sister M. Faustina C - Peoria, IL  ·  Nov 07, 2017
I enjoyed the course content
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ONLINE
Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50