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The Reconceptualization of Eating Disorders in the DSM-5

CE Credit: 3

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Length: 3 hours

The DSM-5 represents a substantial revision in the conceptualization of the Eating Disorders. The combination of the Feeding Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Early Adolescence and the Eating Disorders provides an historic opportunity for the integration of disorders that were previously regarded as unrelated.  In addition, the revision of previous disorders, the addition of new ones, and a range of other considerations within this diagnostic subgroup make eating disorders among the most closely watched areas as harbingers of future transitions in subsequent revisions of the DSM.

Learning Objective 1
Describe at least one new disorder officially included for the first time in the DSM-5.

Learning Objective 2
Identify at least one revision in the criteria associated with Anorexia and one in relation to Bulimia in the DSM-5.

Presenter: Greg J. Neimeyer, PhD

Dr. Greg J. Neimeyer is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida.  A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17), Dr. Neimeyer is also a recipient of its Award for Outstanding Research in Career and Personality Psychology.  His clinical practice has included training and service in the Family Practice Medical Training Program in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida.  A previous Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs in the United States, Dr. Neimeyer has also been inducted as a lifetime member into the Academy of Distinguished Teacher Scholars.  At the invitation of the American Psychiatric Association, he completed their Train-the Trainers Institute in San Francisco at the official launch of the DSM-5.


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"The presenter tended to be negative and sarcastic about the DSM5, in a way that made it hard to trust him."
— Anonymous