Diabetes Prevention

Eating Disorders with Julie Brake

December 23, 2019

Guest(s): Julie Brake

Topic(s): Eating Disorders

Talk Recording

Every health professional should have at least a basic understanding of disordered eating – what it is, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Julie Brake specializes in prevention and treatment of disordered eating and will discuss these items, along with current terminology, diagnostic criteria, and how dietitians can help. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about disordered eating, this is the talk for you!


Selected Questions:

Are eating disorders on the rise or on the decline?

Do holistic or naturopathic therapies show favorable results?

How do I know when an eating disorder needs eating disorder treatment?

If I want to specialize in disordered eating treatment, how do I learn more or get training?

Is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) effective for treating Eating Disorders?

Please give your thoughts on the Maudsley approach.

What are your thoughts on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to treat eating disorders?

What are your thoughts on drug treatment interventions such as anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds?

Where can I find a list of dietitians who specialize in eating disorders to refer patients?



  1. American Psychiatric Association. "Level of Care Guidelines for Patients with Eating Disorders." Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders. 2006:37-39. Web: Last accessed 12/23/2019.

  2. Herrin, Marcia, and Matsumoto, Nancy. The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, 2nd Ed. 2007. Gürze Books. Carlsbad, CA.

  3. Setnick, Jessica. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders, Second Edition. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017.