IN THIS EPISODE
Karen Samuels, PhD. is the Director and Co-Founder of COPE: Community Outreach to Prevent Eating Disorders (2001), a NEDA NETWORK partner. Dr Samuels was awarded the 2014 NEDA Westin Family Award for Activism and Advocacy.
We discuss topics including:
- As we age eating disorders and body changes are different in younger years as opposed to older years
- As an adult we have established a formed identity vs. when a child develops an eating disorder they have formed other areas in their life
- It is never too late to get support with an eating disorder
- The denial of getting help
- The lack of treatment for older folx
- The importance of sharing your story as an older client
- (article): Detecting eating disorders in midlife
- ACP Internist (American College of Physicians) · Feb 1, 2021
- (pdf): Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, and Body Image in Midlife and Older Women
- Current Psychiatry Reports,# Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019 · Aug 1, 2019Current
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