This week Dr. Brad Smith joins us to talk about OCD and eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa. Eating disorders often co-occur with other illnesses, and Dr. Smith talks about the intersect of OCD and eating disorders, as well as how debilitating these illnesses can be.
Our guest this week is Dr. Linda Schack, and the topic today is disordered digestion and recovery. Dr. Schack provides some medical insight into how eating disorders affect digestion, some of the real consequences of eating disorders, and why she orders specific lab work for all of her patients.
Dr. Melinda Parisi joins us to discuss clinical issues in the treatment in men and boys with anorexia. Unfortunately there are still some people who think eating disorders only affect women – Dr. Parisi explains how eating disorders can affect all populations, and takes a deep dive into the issues clinicians can face in treating men and boys with anorexia nervosa.
This week we’re joined by June Alexander, in what we are calling a conversation with June. If you don’t know June, be prepared to hear a story of recovery from someone who battled an eating disorder for decades in Australia, as well as the role writing has played in June’s recovery.