April 10–12, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Hotel | Wichita, KS
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Purging Disorder: Evidence for a
"New" Eating Disorder
This talk will review research conducted on purging disorder (Keel, Haedt, & Edler, 2005), a newly described syndrome characterized by recurrent purging (e.g., self-induced vomiting) after normal or small amounts of food in normal weight individuals.Considering the adage that "we study what we define," (Walsh & Kahn, 1997), the recent inclusion of purging disorder as a named condition in the DSM-5 can facilitate much needed research into the causes, consequences, and treatment of this “new” eating disorder.
Pamela K. Keel, PhD, is a professor of psychology and director of the Eating Behaviors Research Clinic at Florida State University. In addition, Dr. Keel is codirector of the NIMH-funded Integrated Clinical Neuroscience Training Program and is the director of Clinical Training for Florida State University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program. She has authored over 180 papers and two books on eating disorders. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and serves as a standing member of an NIH grant review panel. Dr. Keel was elected as a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She served as president for the Eating Disorders Research Society and president for the Academy for Eating Disorders.