Psychopharmacology of Eating Disorders

Time limit: 30 days
2.5 credits

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Full course description

Course Description

This course is the second part of a mini-series about eating disorders. Content includes detailed information for the psychopharmacological treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Medications and corresponding uses, side effects, dosing information and other pertinent details will be covered.

A review of diagnostic criteria is included at the beginning of the course, and participants are encouraged to view part 1 of this mini-series, titled, “Recognizing and Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care Settings” for more information.


In conclusion, non-pharmacological treatment options and future directions for the treatment of eating disorders will be mentioned.


Release Date

November 15, 2018

Valid for Credit Through

November 15, 2021

Participants have thirty days after registration to complete the online course.

Estimated Time to Complete

2 - 2.5 hours

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Registered Nurses and other clinicians interested in learning more about eating disorders.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours 2.5
Pharmacology Credits: 2.0

Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Nurse Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Conflict of Interest

None of the faculty or planners reports any financial interest or relationships related to the content of this CNE activity.

To Successfully Complete this Course

  1. Register for the course

  2. Read/listen to the module and successfully complete the test question

  3. Complete and submit the online course evaluation

CNE Certificate

After successfully completing the evaluation, you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to view and then print your CE certificate immediately.


This program is designed to enhance nurses’ knowledge of current professional practices. When conducting patient care, nurses must follow the established standards of care, policies, protocols and procedures of their agencies. These education programs do not replace existing legal and regulatory requirements and rules.




Julie Dunne

Julie P. Dunne, MS, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing