Eating Disorders, Depression, and the Strong Black Woman Archetype
By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS
While eating disorders have long been considered a predominately “white female” problem, recent findings show that eating disorders are becoming a major health issue for black women.
Dr. Ross explores the roadblocks to care among African-American women and how when working with African-American clients, it’s important to explore a history of trauma. The patient cannot change a difficult past, but she can change how she cares for herself in light of her experiences.
- More genetic evidence in anorexia nervosa
- Bone mineral density and estimated hip strength n men with AN, atypical AN, and ARFID
- Defining orthorexia nervosa: separate clinical entity, manifestation of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or an entity on the eating disorders spectrum?
- Differences by gender and ethnicity/race among adults with eating disorders seeking help
- How primary care physicians can improve recognition, diagnosis and treatment among males with eating disorders
- Adapting treatment to better meet the needs of patients with ARFID
And much more….