Cecilia Brundin Pettersson

PhD student at Department of Medical Sciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Visiting address:
Akademiska sjukhuset, ingång 10

Postal address:
Akademiska sjukhuset, ingång 10, plan
751 85 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am a research student with an interest in the development of care for women with eating disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. Currently I work clinically as a therapist at the eating disorder unit for adults at Region Dalarna. My research is related to experiences, needs, and requests for support in pregnant women with eating disorder symptoms.

Keywords: psychology nutrition toxicology eating disorders pregnancy biochemistry eating disorders and pregnancy binge eating disorder and obesity binge eating disorder and pregnancy

I am a nutritionist and have been working within the eating disorder care for several years. My first article, Eating disorder symptoms pre- and post partum, was published in 2016 and in a way became the start of my research. Today I am a research student and my research is primarily about finding out what pregnant women with eating disorder symptoms expresses about needs and treatment and if they see any barriers seeking help. With that knowledge, we can develop person-centered support and treatment for these women. In parallel with the research, I work clinically as a therapist at Dala ABC, the eating disorder unit for adults in the region of Dalarna. At Dala ABC, I meet patients (mostly pregnant or new mothers) partly individually but also in groups. We have a collaboration with maternal- and child- healthcare within the region of Dalarn. This interdisciplinary collaboration is called Ätsam and includes a care routine written in collaboration between Dala ABC, maternal- and child- healthcare for the women pre- and postpartum with eating disorders and support for clinicians.

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Cecilia Brundin Pettersson