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Unformatted text preview: LECTURE 8 – 2/3/09 BED cont’d LOSS of CONTROL and DISTRESS = key points of diagnosing BED Also, NOT associated w/ regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (purging) Eating Disorder Treatment The symptoms (binging, purging, restricting) are the outward expressions of a complex inner world of feelings and emotions Helping yourself • Admission of a problem • Tell someone – all of a sudden the problem becomes REAL • Find a clinician • Find treatment • Explore new coping strategies Helping a Friend • Set a time to talk o Don’t initiate a talk if you have somewhere to be in 5 minutes • Communicate your concerns o Use “I” statements – “I am concerned that you are distressed” o NEVER “You are hurting yourself…. Blah blah” • Ask your friend to explore these concerns • Avoid conflicts or a battle of the wills o If it gets heated: back off, restate concerns, and tell them that you will bring it up again • Avoid placing shame, blame, or guilt • Avoid giving simple solutions • Express your continued support o You, as a friend, cannot fix the problem; but you will always be there...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course PSYC psyc 134 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.
- Spring '09