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Eating Disorders Psychopathology 3313 Week 8
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Adolescents and Eating Disorders Onset of eating disorders peaks between 14 and 18 66% of high school girls, 17% of high school boys are on diets at any given time 1 in 8 high school girls have used vomiting as a diet aid 81% of 10 year olds afraid of being fat Girls in gymnastics, ballet, figure skating, swimming, running at greater risk
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Body Image and the Media Average American woman 5’4”,140 lbs Average American model 5’11”, 117 lbs 80% American women dissatisfied with their appearance <50% of hs girls want smaller hips, thighs, and/or waists
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Body Image Perceptions in Children 9 y.o. children rate silhouettes of fat figures as having fewer friends, being less liked by their parents, doing less well in school, being less content with their appearance, and wanting to be thinner.
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Anorexia Nervosa Prevalence: up to 1% of adolescent girls/young women Onset 12 to 18 Patients may be overweight initially Highest mortality rate of any DSM disorder: 20% of anorexics die as a result of disorder - 50% of deaths are suicides
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Signs/Symptoms of Anorexia Intense fear of gaining weight Distorted view of body Loss of menstrual periods Body weight 15% below normal for age/ height Types: Restricting or Binge/Purge
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course PSYC 3313 taught by Professor Weatherley, during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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