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Binge Eating Disorder: Beyond the DSM-V

  • 06/09/2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County 2300 High Ridge Road Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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Binge Eating Disorder: Beyond the DSM-V

Rachel Porter, PsyD

Eating disorders are neurobiological disorders rooted in the brain causing medical and psychological issues. They are NOT a choice and not simply about control or weight management. They are affected by genetics, environment, and temperament. All play a role. Eating disorders are experienced by all genders, body sizes, and socio-economic statuses.

The inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder in the DSM-V was a triumph worthy of celebration- and the diagnostic criteria are all too limited in their understanding of BED. In this presentation, we will discuss the multi-faceted and complicated experience of BED, the contributing factors for developing and maintaining BED, and a road map for recovery.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify at least 3 aspects of BED left out of the DSM
  2. Identify at least 4 obstacles to identification and treatment of BED
  3. Identify multiple components of effective BED treatment.

2.0 General CEU Hours

Rachel Porter, PsyD

Rachel Porter, PsyD, is an eating disorders professional living and working in Durham, NC. Dr. Porter has worked in the eating disorders field for over 15 years, all at higher levels of care. Dr. Porter is currently the Clinical Director over all of Carolina House’s clinical services. Dr. Porter is an anti-stigma advocate, a Health at Every Size provider, and committed to using her many privileges to support and provide compassionate and inclusive care. In her personal time, Dr. Porter enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and cats, reading, and trying to see Hamilton: An American Musical as many times as humanly possible.

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