Treating Patients with Eating Disorders: A Psychiatric Perspective

This presentation will review how eating disorders and malnutrition affect the brain, and the psychiatric medication strategies that can be considered in this patient population. This presentation will also cover weight stigma and weight bias, and how this can impact a patient’s treatment experience and symptoms.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how eating disorders and malnutrition affect the brain.
  2. Identify psychiatric medication options and management strategies that may be useful in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders.
  3. Recite weight stigma/weight bias and how it may impact a patient and their care.
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.