This event was held on March 6, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eating disorders are not caused by a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses which frequently occur with psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Dr. David S. Rosen, UM Prof. of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Clinical Prof. of Internal Medicine, UM Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on eating disorders, followed by a panel discussion with specialists from The Center for Eating Disorders and the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. The panel will answer questions from the audience. This event is cosponsored by the UM Depression Center and is scheduled to be broadcast live on the Community Television Network, channel 18. Panelists will include Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED, and Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, of The Center for Eating Disorders, and Barb Blue, MSN, RN, CPNP, Anita Kumar-Gill, MD, and Kendra Shih, MD, of the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. An individual's eating habits are controlled by many different factors, including appetite, food availability, and family, peer, and cultural influences. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. For more information, see www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 734.763.7495, or firstname.lastname@example.org.