The Intersection of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Eating Disorders: How All ED Providers Treat Clients With DID Without Knowing It

Many providers in the eating disorder field believe that they don’t/have never worked with anyone who has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD). With a global prevalence of ten percent nearly every eating disorder provider has worked with someone with DID/OSDD and likely not known it. This means that many people with these disorders are being left undiagnosed, not accessing treatment, or being harmed in the course of treatment. This workshop will define what DID/OSDD are and provide you with the foundational skills necessary to recognize and begin to competently treat DID and OSDD in your clients with eating disorders. We will discuss the unique ways it impacts the presentation of eating disorders, often impeding our clients’ progress in their recovery.