Treating eating disorders with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat eating disorders. They cover the following topics:
(1:00) The combination of nature and nurture that leads to the development of disordered eating and eating disorders
(2:55) Holy Anorexia, by Rudolph M. Bell
(4:00) Center for Change eating disorder clinic
(4:41) "Manorexia"-- eating disorders in males are under-recognized
(7:45) Biological underpinnings of eating disorders
(11:26) Environmental pressures and unnatural foods contribute to disordered eating
(14:20) The Molecule of More, by Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long
(15:55) Women, Food, and God, by Geneen Roth
(16:23) Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach
(19:50) Reasons eating disorders are difficult to treat and heal from
(22:00) Health at any size and the limitations of BMI as a metric of health
(25:10) Using psychedelics to treat eating disorders and why they might be effective
(31:50) The importance of supportive others (like family) in eating disorder recovery and rethinking the word "burden"
(40:34) High doses and multiple sessions might be required for psychedelic-assisted therapy for eating disorders
(44:20) We need to be more proactive in screening for eating disorders and disordered eating (e.g., the SCOFF questionnaire)
(46:27) Orthorexia
(49:15) Yin & Yang, Masculine & Feminine, and balance
(53:30) Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture, by Niva Piran
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