Bulimia Nervosa
by Instructor: Stephanie N. Alvarez, PharmD; Instructor: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
Credentialed for: Physician CME Courses | ContinuingEducation.com

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Course Overview

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, fifth edition, 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.

About the Course Author

Stephanie N. Alvarez, PharmD, is an outpatient and long­term care pharmacist at World's Fair Pharmacy in Flushing, N.Y. Stephanie N. Alvarez, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD, is a physician who holds a PhD in pharmacy. Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-16-071-H04-P
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for patients with bulimia nervosa ; Discuss the complications of bulimia nervosa; Identify physical and emotional signs and symptoms of eating disorders, specifically bulimia nervosa
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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