Episode 43: Dr. Timothy Brewerton: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Timothy Brewerton, and their topic is the overlap of eating disorders and substance abuse. Because of Dr. Brewerton’s expertise in this area, this will be part 1 of a 2 part interview, so be sure to tune in next week as well.

To listen to part 2 of this interview, please click here.

Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he is also in private practice. He is board certified in general, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry; a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of approximately 150 articles/book chapters; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives (2014). Dr. Brewerton has reviewed for over 50 scientific journals and serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and Current Food and Nutrition Science. He has received numerous awards recognizing his accomplishments, including the 2013 Craig Johnson Award for Clinical Practice and Training by NEDA and the Honorary Certified Eating Disorder Specialist award by IAEDP.


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