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Disordered Eating

Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are commonly thought of as problems affecting teen girls. So it might surprise you to learn that an increasing number of middle-aged and older women struggle with these debilitating, sometimes, even fatal disorders. Disordered eating is also on the rise among boys and young men. On this episode of Health Link we examine what's fueling this problem, how to recognize warning signs of an eating disorder and what you can do to help yourself or someone you love.

Guests

Sharon Alger-Mayer, MD
Dr. Alger-Mayer is an associate professor of medicine at Albany Medical College and medical director of the Northeast Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Alger-Mayer has extensive experience in the management of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and obesity.

Andrew S. Molteni, PhD
Dr. Andrew Molteni is a psychologist at Saratoga Psychological Associates. He has directed programs in eating disorders, health psychology and psychological assessment at several Capital District hospitals.  His clinical practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult mood and anxiety problems, eating disorders, trauma-related conditions, and mind-body problems. 

Related Resources

Academy for Eating Disorders

Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders of Northeastern New York

Four Winds Hospital Saratoga

National Eating Disorders Association

National Institute of Mental Health

Overeaters Anonymous

Obesity Society

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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