Professional Development

International Conference on Eating Disorders

Thursday, March 14 -
Saturday, March 16, 2019

New York

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International Conference on Eating Disorders

This year’s theme is “Start Spreading the News: Education, Dissemination, & the Science of Eating Disorders.”

Keynote Address: Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00AM

WHY PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE

In his new theory of suicidal behaviour, Thomas Joiner, PhD proposes three factors that mark those most at risk for suicide: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology - - facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; individuals with anorexia, athletes, sex workers, and physicians; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of nations in crisis.

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Last Updated: 03/08/19