Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S
“Orthorexia Nervosa: Pathologically Healthful Eating vs. Pathologizing Healthy Habits”
This workshop will detail the evolution of Orthorexia Nervosa from the musings of a physician in the US to the work by Italian researchers to classify those suffering from the condition. the current state of the scholarship in ON will be discussed, particularly best estimates of prevalence, original research by the authors regarding the ability to detect the condition, and whether ON is deserving of its own diagnostic entry in such classification systems as the DSM-5. Diagnostic criteria, case studies, the relationship of ON to ARFID and treatment will be addressed.
- Attendees will be able to explain the current state of the scholarship in Orthorexia Nervosa and best estimates of prevalence.
- Attendees will be able to explain of ON is deserving of its own diagnostic entry in such classification systems as the DSM-5.
- Attendees will be able to identify the diagnostic criteria and the relationship of ON to Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
Dr. Hawkins is the Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Change overseeing all aspects of the inpatient, residential and outpatient programs. She is a regular presenter on body image and the treatment of eating disorders on a local and national level. Dr. Hawkins developed a comprehensive body image program that focuses on the media, diet industry, plastic surgery, childhood issues, and learning to appreciate one’s body, and she leads these groups for the inpatient and residential patients. Dr. Hawkins has recently published several articles on the media and how this relates to eating disorders and presents nationally at conferences.