May 20, 2019
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss the similarities and differences of those clients with Anorexia Nervosa and OCD. Why? Because clients can sometimes present with both mental illnesses. Review episode 8 again if you do not understand the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. Meredith discusses what you typically see in the diagnosis of OCD. As a wise clinician understanding co-occurring mental illnesses that are often seen with eating disorders is vital. What is the treatment for OCD. Is it the same or different for Anorexia Nervosa? What role does the dietitian play and what role does the therapist play? How can a dietitian or therapist accidentally collude with a client struggling with OCD? How can you work together in A Collaborative Approach to help a client that may present with both mental illnesses? Check out our website for additional references and education materials as well that will be helpful to read and understand. We hope you enjoy this episode!