Eating Disorders BTB group viewable

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Eating Disorders Correlation and Causation BTB Group #7 Megan Covert Christina Rogers Nicole Trasatti Caitlin Williams
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DSM IV TR Criteria: Anorexia Nervosa Refusal to maintain normal body weight Body weight less than 85% of normal Intense fear of weight gain Body image disturbance In women, amenorrhea
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Movie Clip HBO “Thin” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGKGxfn
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Explanation of Clip Brittany She grew up and saw that her peers were thinner than she was. She became obsessed with not eating and losing weight When forced to eat, she would purge “Chew and Spit” with her mother Hair loss “I just hate getting bigger.” Shelly 82 lbs looks good Comparison to her twin sister “If I get bigger than her, that is like the end of me.” Depression along side of eating disorder
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DSM IV TR Criteria: Bulimia Nervosa Recurrent episodes of binge eating Recurrent compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain, for example, vomiting and laxatives Body shape and weight are extremely important for self-evaluation
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Clip on Bulimia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkNXK7 Center Stage
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Explanation of Clip Maureen is a ballerina Believes that throwing up will help her achieve her goals in dancing “Making sacrifices”
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Paradigms Genetic Neurobiological Sociocultural Psychodynamic Cognitive Behavioral
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Neurobiological Factors Hypothalamus Cortisol Neurotransmitters In relation to eating and satiety (feeling full) Serotonin System Food restriction interferes with serotonin synthesis in the brain Low levels of serotonin metabolites in people with eating disorders Endogenous opioids Reduce pain sensations, increase mood, and suppress appetite
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Serotonin Considerable evidence suggesting that increased levels of serotonin suppress hunger Drugs containing high levels of serotonin are often used to temporarily help patients with obesity Food restriction can also caused elevated levels of serotonin Evidence also suggesting decreased levels leads to elevated hunger Women with bulimia have far less serotogenic responsiveness (Hellew 1999)
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Dopamine Low levels of dopamine in anorexics May explain why no enjoyment in food consumption Linked to reward seeking behavior Pleasurable aspects of getting food (Harvey 2006)
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Reproductive Hormones Low levels in anorexics Hypothalamic-Pituitary system is responsible for creating some of the neurotransmitters lacking in anorexics May be caused by anorexia Between 30 and 50% of women with anorexia have menstrual disturbances even before malnutrition occurs (Harvey 2006)
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Hypothalamus
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Genetic Factors Development of eating disorders Family and twin studies Lack of evidence in adoption studies
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