Eating disorders across all diagnoses — anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder — are often a silent secretive battle with many medical complications. For those struggling with these life threatening illnesses, about 90% are also suffering from depression and other mood related disorders. Eating disorders are oftentimes accompanied with thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts. In fact, suicide is the most common cause of death among individuals with eating disorders. While eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders.
Please find below webinar video and handouts from Castlewood Webinar “Matters of Life and Death Decisions: Assessing and Treating Suicide in Eating Disorders”. This Webinar is brilliant and Nicole Sieggfired has done a fantastic job in talking about things we didn’t know about eating disorders and suicide.
Matters of Life and Death Decisions: Assessing and Treating Suicide in Eating Disorders
Presented by Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS- National Director of Eating Disorder Program Development
Handouts and PP Presentation