Episode 154 – Eating Disorders

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie April 15, 2023 1358 1

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Eating Disorders– On Saturday, April 15 our host Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie spoke with Dr. Jean Doak about the symptoms, signs and therapies of eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders are the second most fatal mental illness in the US, exceeded only by opioid use disorder. 

Meet Our Guest:

Jean Doak, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine                           

Clinical Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED)

University of North Carolina

Deputy Director, National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED)

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