Eating Disorders within Marginalized Populations: Treating African American and Orthodox Jewish Communities

African American and Orthodox Jewish female clients are one of the 28.8 million Americans that have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. African American [teenage] clients are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with bulimia or binge eating disorder compared to their white counterparts. Orthodox Jewish females [within a religious community in Brooklyn, NY] had an eating disorder diagnosis rate of 1 in 19, 50% higher than the national average. This presentation is meant to educate providers on the cultural and ethnic implications that involve African American clients. As well as the cultural and religious nuances involving Orthodox Jewish female patients in eating disorder treatment settings and beyond. Components of treatment planning, and holistic review will be analyzed and dissected.