2047-16: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Eating Behavior

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2047-16:  Mini-Concurrent Sessions

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

The Connection Between Food And Mood - What The Research Is Telling Us
There is a growing body of research showing the correlation between food and mental health. Learn the significance of arachidonic acid, folate, tryptophan, mercury and artificial sweeteners as well as beans, greens, grains and vegetables on depression and mood.  
Presenter: Joanne Evans, MEd, RN, PMHCNS-BC 


Does a Mindful Eating Intervention Decrease Binge Eating Episodes?
A nine-week group intervention on mindful eating was administered to a group of self-identified binge eating women taking psychotropic drugs to decrease binge eating in this population. Binge eating and levels of depression decreased to a 95% confidence level and participants were highly satisfied with the intervention. 
Presenters: Sharon D. Beck, LCSW, RN, DNP student; Ruth Milstein, DNP, PMHNP-BC, LMHC 


Disclosures: 
The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 


Session Length: 
31 minutes 

Target Audience:  RN, APRN 


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Name 2 foods which could be eaten to improve symptoms of depression.
  2. Identify foods containing arachidonic acid which impacts mood including depression and anxiety and overall mental health.
  3. Understand difficulties individuals can have keeping weight normal while taking many of the psychotropic medications prescribed to treat psychiatric conditions.
  4. Educate participants on the use of mindful eating to teach patients new ways to manage eating patterns and cravings for food. 

Keywords: Mindfulness, Binge Eating, Nutrition and Mood, Diet, Arachidonic Acid, Kickstart, Plant Based 


Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 


Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
3:00pm - 3:45pm 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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