Joining the podcast is Dr. Angela Guarda, the Stephen and Jean Robinson Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of their Eating Disorders Program since 1997. This is the second episode in a six-part series that revolves around Guadiani, Bogetz, and Yager's suggested diagnosis of "Terminal Anorexia Nervosa." In our conversation, Dr. Guarda reflects on her decades of clinical and research expertise and provides a thoughtful and impassioned response to this complicated and provocative proposal. I have reflected many times on our conversation since its recording. Consummate educator, Dr. Guarda has much to teach us.

Guarda AS, Hanson A, Mehler P, Westmoreland P. Terminal anorexia nervosa is a dangerous term: it cannot, and should not, be defined. J Eat Disord. 2022 Jun 7;10(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s40337-022-00599-6.

Gaudiani, J.L., Bogetz, A. & Yager, J. Terminal anorexia nervosa: three cases and proposed clinical characteristics. J Eat Disord 10, 23 (2022).