June 10, 2008

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns Across the Life Cycle

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event announcement was released by the American Psychoanalytic Association:

Event: According to sobering statistics from the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in 10 patients with anorexia nervosa will die of the condition. Eating disorders and body image concerns are not solely the realm of American teenage girls. Women of all ages, men, and boys suffer from eating disorders, too. This American Psychoanalytic Association discussion group will outline intervention techniques appropriate to each patient's developmental stage; compare symptom patterns that are unique to specific age groups; and demonstrate the rationale for applying psychoanalytic principles to this challenging patient population. Psychoanalysts from Portland, Oregon, Nancy C. Winters, M.D., and Kathryn J. Zerbe, M.D., will lead this discussion group.

   Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia    Attendees: Media and Mental Health Practitioners and Students   
Media: Media must email Dottie Jeffries ([email protected]) to register or call (917) 445-7876.

The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States and is comprised of approximately 3,500 members. The Scientific Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association are intended for the continuing education of the members and other registrants. Visit http://www.apsa.org/ for more information.

American Psychoanalytic Association

CONTACT: Dottie Jeffries of the American Psychoanalytic Assoc.,+1-212-752-0450 ext. 29, [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.apsa.org/