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78 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 Wilson to chair St. Jones Psychiatry Department Bayhealth Medical Center recently announced Dr. Rodgers Wilson has accepted the post of St. Jones Center for Behavioral Health Department of Psychi- atry chairman. Wilson is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general and forensic psychiatry. In addition, he has board certification in administrative psychiatry and management by the American Psychiatric Association. Wilson has served as medical director of North- West Memorial Hospital Youth Services and as W.A. Foote Hospital (Jackson, Mich.) Geriatric Psychia- try, Electroeonvulsive Therapy Services and Inpa- tient Psychiatry medical director. He has also had hospital appointments at Rush/Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago; University of Cincinnati Hospital; Pauline Warfield Lewis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; Human Services Center of South Dakota; and Uni- versity of New York at Buffalo, where he served as chief resident of psychiatry. Wilson has been an assistant professor of psychia- try at the University of South Dakota, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Rush Medical College. Certified in forensic psychiatry, Wilson has also been director of forensic fellowship and senior vice president of special forensic projects at Isaac Ray Center, senior vice president, and codirector of forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Wdson has served on numerous national and regional committees and has lectured extensively on many behavioral health issues. After earning his medical de- gree from Meharry Medical Col- lege in Nashville, Tenn., Wilson completed an internship in inter- nal medicine at Tulane University WILSON Hospital in New Orleans, La., and a residency in psychiatry at the University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was named the Outstanding Psychiatric Resident. Wilson is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law and the American College of Physician Ex- ecutives. The St. Jones Center for Behavioral Health, locat- ed in Dover, is the only freestanding behavioral health facility in Delaware. The St. Jones Center provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient be- havioral health services supported by complete med- ical and diagnostic resources. It offers individual- ized treatment programs for adults, adolescents and children. For more information, call the St. Jones Center for Behavioral Health at 302-744-7688. New phenomenon: For more than 30 years, Ameri- cans have been hearing about what has often been referred to as an epidemic of eating disorders in this culture. First thought to be an affliction of young, white affluent women, eating disorders gradually spread across gender, class and racial boundaries. "I am no longer surprised when I hear from a man who is strug- gling with anorexia, or an African- American woman who suffers from bulimia, a disorder that in- volves alternatively bingeing on food and purging through vomit- ing, laxative abuse or compulsive exercise," said Dr. Nan Schiowitz, a licensed psychologist and long- time staff member of the Brandy- wine Center, a psychotherapy practice committed to the preven- tion and treatment of eating disor- ders. Using eating or food restric- tion to manage feelings, or to cope with a life that feels out of control are strategies that make sense to those living in a culture that ideal- izes youth, thinness and fitness. Perhaps more surprising is a newer phenomenon recently re- ported in the "New York Tunes" - an increase in body image and eat- ing disorders among women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. In some cases, these problems represent a reoccurrence of symptoms that originally emerged during adoles- cence or young adulthood. In oth- ers, the relentless pursuit of thin- Arthritis group meets May 5 Beebe Medical Center's arthri- tis support group for people with arthn'tis, their fn'ends, their fami- lies or other interested people will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, May 5, at the Roxana Senior Center, Pyle Center. Tina Trout, RN, MS, CDC will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 645- 3623. older women getting eating disorders ness becomes a midlife obsession, triggered by loss, relationship dif- ficulties, conflicts about aging, or stresses associated with balancing work, raising children or caring for aging parents. No national data has yet been collected to confirm this surge in eating disorders among older women. However, there have been some reports from treatment cen- ters, and anecdotal evidence from clinicians noticing the shift. For example, Remuda Ranch, the country's second largest residen.- tial treatment program, reports that its over-40 admissions have more than doubled since 1997. Why is this occurring? Specula- tions on the reason range from simple population demographics, e.g., the increasing numbers of ba- by boomers entering mid-life, to ever increasing cultural pressure to defy the aging process. Ad- vances in cosmetic surgery tech- nology, the ubiquitous Botox, and the continuing fitness frenzy - American women don't have to look beyond the magazine rack at their local supermarket to get the message they had better shape up if they want to keep up. 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