Incorporating Food Addiction into Disordered Eating: The Disordered Eating Food Addiction Nutrition Guide (DEFANG)
RECORDED ON December 14, 2016
CPEU Certificate Expires 12/14/2019
Cost: $10 Members, $25 Non-Members
Webinar presented by: David Wiss, MS RDN
Synopsis: Although not formally recognized by the DSM-5, food addiction (FA) has been well described in the scientific literature. FA has emerged as a clinical entity that is recognized within the spectrum of disordered eating, particularly in patients with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and/or co-occurring addictive disorders and obesity. Integrating the concept of FA into the scope of disordered eating has been challenging for ED treatment professionals since there is no well-accepted treatment model. The confusion surrounding the implications of FA, as well as the impact of the contemporary Westernized diet, may contribute to poor treatment outcomes. The purpose of this review is twofold. The first is to briefly explore the relationships between EDs and addictions, and the second is to propose a new model of conceptualizing and treating EDs that incorporates recent data on FA. Since treatment for EDs should vary based on individual assessment and diagnosis, the Disordered Eating Food Addiction Nutrition Guide (DEFANG) is presented as a tool for framing treatment goals and helping patients achieve sustainable recovery.
- After the presentation, attendees will be able to describe the relationship between eating disorders and addictions.
- After the presentation, attendees will be able to identify neurobiological advances in the field of food addiction.
- After the presentation, attendees will be able to incorporate recent data into eating disorder treatment by using the DEFANG.
CPE level: Level 2: General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered
Suggested Learning Codes: 3020, 5200, 5350
Suggested Performance Indicators:
8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
8.3.7 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
9.1.3 Identifes and analyzes factors that in uence behavioral change.
Speaker Biography: David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition In Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. He has served as a member of the BHN executive committee as Membership Chair. Mr. Wiss has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Mr. Wiss is a published author, a renowned speaker, and is very passionate about his career and vision.