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Eating Disorders - PSYH 542–S


Neurology and Psychiatry Clerkships


Sheppard Pratt Health System

Description and Goals:

The medical students will become an active member of an Eating Disorder Treatment Team. They will be involved in the development and implementation of treatment plans; participating in group therapy, clinical rounds, diagnostic interviews, and attending case conferences.

Goals of the elective include development of an in depth understanding of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: diagnostic criteria, associated features, epidemiology, prognosis, predisposing factors, medical complications as well as a differential diagnosis. Also the student will become familiar with recommendations for treatment, i.e., when would inpatient versus outpatient treatment be indicated as well as when psychopharmacologic intervention should be prescribed. As patients with eating disorders frequently have a mood disorder the student will also have an opportunity to become familiar with the relationship of the effects of starvation, and the symptoms of major depression and bipolar disorder. Additionally, the student will develop a comprehensive awareness of the psychopharmacology of affective disorders.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

All academic year


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Steve Crawford, M.D.
(410) 938-5252  

Administrative Contact:

Constance N. Lacap, D.O.
(410) 328-6325  


Last Revision: July 23, 2013