Diagnosing Eating Disorders

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What you'll learn

Eating disorders are characterized by a severe and persistent disturbance of eating behaviours that result in significantly impaired health and functioning. Dysfunctional brain mechanisms influenced by environmental factors result in abnormal feeding and eating behaviour. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) aid significantly in the clinician’s ability to diagnose and label and provide early intervention in eating disorders.read more »»

They have specific markers that help identify the different eating disorders. All this is discussed in detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practising Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • What are eating disorders
  • How are they diagnosed using DSM-5


Dr. K. Sunitha Premalatha

AGM Chief Dietitian at Yashoda Hospital

Total Work Experience – 18 Years


Dr. Sunitha Premalatha holds a Masters and PhD in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service Management, WCC Madras University. She has been guided more than 100 students for dietetic internship as part of their Masters program from National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Padmavathi University, Andhra University and IGNOU students. She has been associated the Member of Indian Dietetic Association and served as an executive member of IDA 2003. Also a Member of Nutrition Society of India. She has been organized the secretary for Indian Dietetic Association National Conference 2003, Hyderabad. She is a guest speaker for various corporate companies like Infosys, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s, Mylan, TCS, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant, Well’s Fargo, CSC, ADP, ITC Kakatiya etc.

For: intermediates

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