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Disordered Eating

UNM School of Medicine Community Lecture Series Offers Tips for Recognizing and Responding to the Illness

Eating disorders and disordered eating are common – and often serious – illnesses that afflict people throughout New Mexico and across the world.

Do you know the various types of eating disorders, how they can affect your health, or what to do if someone you know or care about may have an eating disorder?

Kristina Sowar, MD

Kristina Sowar, MD, is offering a free online webinar on disordered eating as part of The University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Community Lecture Series. The presentation will include tips on recognizing various types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

This virtual event will also provide valuable information on how to identify the signs and symptoms that are often associated with eating disorders, as well as the psychiatric and medical illnesses that are often associated with these disorders.

Participants will also learn how to identify whether someone may be struggling with an eating disorder, and Sowar will suggest ways to approach and discuss this topic and provide information about where to get help and access care.

Sowar is a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor in the UNM Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She is program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, medical director for Child Psychiatry Emergency Services and leads an integrative eating disorders clinic at UNM.  

Learn how to come together as a community to provide support for those struggling with these disorders. Join us on Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

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