Today, Kathy welcomes Joel Yager, MD, and their topic is setting treatment goals for those with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SEAN). Dr. Yager describes SEAN as a chronic illness and believes hope and recovery are possible while giving someone the best quality of life in a realistic way.
Joel Yager, MD, is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado. He also holds Emeritus Professor positions in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Yager’s clinical and research interests include eating disorders, psychiatric education, health services, and other aspects of general psychiatry. He has received the Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Medical Association, the Vestermark Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education from the American Psychiatric Association and the NIMH, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. Dr. Yager has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry since its inception in 1995.