Master’s students in Psychology
This course is about eating disorders (EDs) such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. In the course the following topics and questions are important: What are the main characteristics of EDs? Is a transdiagnostic approach of EDs useful? Is there any overlap between EDs, depression, anxiety disorders, or alexithimia? What are the consequences of ED? Why are eating disorder patients mostly women? What are the most important risk factors for eating disorders and is prevention possible? What are the main results of prevention activities? How can eating disorders be diagnosed and treated? Which treatments are the most successful? How many patients do recover and what are the main criteria for recovery of an eating disorder? What do we know about co-morbidity?
Students will become informed about the main characteristics, risk factors, explanations, treatments and prevention programs for eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. They will be able to use a transdiagnostic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of EDs.
Transdiagnostic Approach of Eating Disorders (2010-2011):
Mode of instruction
Lectures, videos and discussion.
Making weekly assignments and writing a scientific paper based on recent research publications.
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Course information will be made available on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
Keel, Pamela K.. Eating Disorders. Pearson, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Introduction and enrolment for courses of the first semester will take place on 2 September 2010. Introduction and enrolment for courses of the second semester will take place on 27 January 2011. More information will be available at the website of the Institute of Psychology.
NB: Exam registration will take place via uSis, and will be open between a month and a week before the (re)exam. Students who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the exam.
Dr. Greta Noordenbos