On the Deeper Side of ED: From the Patient to the Professional

On the Deeper Side of ED: From the Patient to the Professional is a presentation designed to enhance attendees understanding of the contributing factors that influence eating disordered behavior, with a high-tuned focus on patients with marginalized identities. The presentation intertwines the presenter’s own eating disorder recovery story with research studies and anecdotal evidence surrounding identity development, family dynamics, and societal influences. The presentation moves on by discussing how patients use eating disordered behavior to navigate ongoing anxiety and depression, and closes with barriers to care in treatment facilities for marginalized patients.