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Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are among the most relevant mental disorders in the 21st century and have become very important for health care systems in the last decades. In particular, anorexia nervosa represents one of the most severe diseases in adolescence and young adulthood, with the highest mortality rate among all mental illnesses. The growing importance of eating disorders as a challenging problem for societies and health care systems is increasingly reflected in international classification systems for mental disorders. Binge-eating disorder will be included as a separate diagnosis in the upcoming ICD-11, just as it is already in DSM-5. Also, the increasing prevalence of obesity is one of the main challenges in future. The WPA Section of Eating Disorders has been in existence for many years and aims to promote international networking in the field of Eating Disorders and an exchange on different treatment approaches for eating disorders worldwide.

Section Officers


Ulrich Voderholzen - Secretary - Eating

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Voderholzer

Address:  Schön Klinik Roseneck - Am Roseneck 6 - D-83209 Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
Phone: +49 8051 68-100102 & 68-100105
Fax: +49 8051 68-100103


Fernando Fernández-Aranda, PhD., FAED

Address: Department of Psychiatry - University Hospital of Bellvitge-IDIBELL Feixa Llarga s/n 08907 
Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34-93-2607227
Fax: +34-93-2607193


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Dr. Alessio Maria Monteleone

Address:  Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli Dipartimento di Salute Mentale e Fisica e Medicina Preventiva -Viale Abramo Lincoln n.5 – 81100 Caserta Italy
Phone:+49 805168100102

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