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Treating Patients with Eating Disorders: A Psychiatric Perspective

Presented by Maryrose Bauschka, MD, CEDS

Presenter Bio

Dr. Bauschka is a board-certified psychiatrist who works with ACUTE’s multidisciplinary treatment team in a consulting role to deliver direct psychiatric care and medication management. She earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals. After completing residency, Dr. Bauschka worked for 2 years as an adult inpatient psychiatrist at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, which is now known as the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, at the University of Utah. She then joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in Chicago in 2019, followed by a transition to Denver to work with the ACUTE team starting in January 2021. She has experience treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, personality disorders and substance use disorders.

Dr. Bauschka is committed to educating the next generation of physicians and has held an Assistant Professor faculty position at Rush Medical College in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2019-2021), an Adjunct Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry, Adult Division, at the University of Utah (2019-present) and an instructor faculty position at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (2021-present).

She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and obtained her CEDS (Certified Eating Disorders Specialist) certification through iaedp in 2022.

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.

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.

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