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Managing an Eating Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Anxiety is an underlying piece of an eating disorder, so the COVID-19 pandemic is especially problematic.
Air Date: 5/19/20
Duration: 19:31
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS
Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, has been working in the field of eating disorder treatment for over 20 years. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center, Austin, Dr. Chase was the Principal and Founder of AK Chase & Associates, which she established in Austin in 2003. Dr. Chase’s areas of specialization include child and adolescent mental health issues, the treatment of eating disorders, parental training and education, and family- or team-based therapy.

In addition to serving her patients, Dr. Chase enjoys helping others on a mass scale through presentations and media interviews. She offers training and ongoing education for other professionals across the U.S., as well as workshops for schools and community organizations. Dr. Chase has also taught undergraduate psychology courses at The University of Texas at Austin since 2001.

Dr. Chase earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California at San Diego. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and completed residency training in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center, in both the departments of psychology and pediatrics. Dr. Chase completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Austin Child Guidance Center as well.
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Managing an Eating Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We need food to survive. But, for those who have an unhealthy relationship with food, eating becomes complicated. 

Anxiety is an underlying piece of an eating disorder, so the COVID-19 pandemic is especially problematic for individuals who are either struggling with an active eating disorder or are in recovery.

Dr. Allison Chase has been working in the field of eating disorder treatment for over 20 years. She joins Dr. Holly to discuss why individuals should limit social media exposure and traditional news media, and instead turn to what their real support systems are.

She also covers when in-person treatment might be needed or if telehealth services may be appropriate.
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