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Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Middle Aged Women: Volume 47, Issue 3

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Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in middle-aged women. We mailed anonymous questionnaires to 1500 Austrian women aged 40-60 years, assessing eating disorders (defined by DSM-IV), subthreshold eating disorders, body image, and quality of life. We broadly defined “subthreshold eating disorders” by the presence of either 1) binge eating with loss of control or 2) purging behavior, without requiring any of the other usual DSM-IV criteria for frequency or severity of these symptoms.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Middle Aged Women: Volume 47, Issue 3 created by Barbara Mangweth-Matzek, PhD, Hans W. Hoek, MD, Claudia I. Rupp, PhD, Kerstin Lackner-Seifert, PhD, Nadja Frey, MD, Alexandra B. Whitworth, MD, Harrison G. Pope, MD, and Johann Kinzl, MD


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

April 2014

Course Material Authors

Barbara Mangweth-Matzek, PhD
Hans W. Hoek, MD
Claudia I. Rupp, PhD
Kerstin Lackner-Seifert, PhD
Nadja Frey, MD
Alexandra B. Whitworth, MD
Harrison G. Pope, MD
Johann Kinzl, MD

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for mental health professionals such as psychologists, social workers and counselors who seek knowledge about the prevalence and correlation of eating disorders as they relate to middle-aged women. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe prevalence rates of eating disorders (defined by DSM-IV) in middle aged women.

  2. Describe the diagnostic preponderance of eating disorders in middle aged women.

  3. Describe clinical characteristics of women with sub-threshold eating disorders as compared to women with eating disorders (based on DSM-IV).

Prevalence of eating disorders in middle aged woman

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Prevalence of eating disorders in middle aged woman

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Course Number 102066
  • 1 CE credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.5 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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