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CHAPTER 9: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 13e 217 Chapter 9: Eating Disorders and Obesity BEFORE YOU READ Why are the majority of Americans obsessed with losing weight, despite the fact that obesity rates are rising? Why would countless young women, including celebrities like Princess Diana, get caught in a cycle of binge eating and then purging to maintain a supposedly “ideal” body? Why are more and more young men willing to take harmful steroids to build up their bodies? Chapter 9 provides insight into the complex world of diet, weight, obesity, and eating disorders. The clinical aspects of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder will be discussed. The causes of these disorders will be discussed including biological factors such as set-point, and the roles of serotonin, leptin and ghrelin, as well as the impact of societal and cultural factors. The implementation and efficacy of eating disorder interventions will also be reviewed. Finally, the emergence of obesity as a worldwide health problem will be considered, with an emphasis on the causes and possible means of responding to this growing issue. CLINICAL ASPECTS OF EATING DISORDERS Age of Onset and Gender Differences Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Other Forms of Eating Disorders Distinguishing Among Diagnoses Comorbidity of Eating Disorders with Other Forms of Psychopathology Prevalence of Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Across Cultures Course and Outcome RISK AND CAUSAL FACTORS IN EATING DISORDERS
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CHAPTER 9: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 13e 218 Biological Factors Sociocultural Factors Individual Risk Factors Family Environment TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa Treatment of Binge-Eating Disorder OBESITY Biological Factors; Psychological Factors Learning Perspective Sociocultural Factors Treatment of Obesity The Importance of Prevention OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Discuss the clinical aspects of eating disorders, such as age of onset and gender differences. 2. Define anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and their subtypes. 3. Describe the medical complications of the various eating disorders. 4. Identify other forms of eating disorders, such as EDNOS and BED. 5. Explain the comorbidity of eating disorders with other forms of psychopathologies. 6. Discuss prevalence rates of eating disorders in this culture and across cultures. 7. Describe the biological, sociocultural, individual, and family risk and causal factors associated with eating disorders. 8. Explain the various methods used for treating eating disorders and be
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CHAPTER 9: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 13e 219 able to evaluate each. 9. Define obesity and identify risk and causal factors.
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