Lecture 14 Eating Disorders

Lecture 14 Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Psychology...

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Eating Disorders Psychology 360
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Anorexia Nervosa “The Barbie Doll Syndrome” Refusal to maintain body  weight at or above  minimally normal weight for  height and age. Intense fear of gaining  weight.
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Anorexia Nervosa Unrealistic  perception or focus  on body weight. In females,  disruption of  menstrual cycle.
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Anorexia Nervosa Almost always  associated with  significant medical  complications. Mortality rates are  quite high. 
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Subtypes of Anorexia Nervosa DSM-IV allows for two   subtypes of Anorexia: Restricting subtype Avoids the consumption  of food but does not  engage in binging and  purging behavior.
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Subtypes of Anorexia Nervosa Binge-and-Purge  subtype : Uses  mechanisms such as  vomiting, excessive  exercise, or laxatives  to control weight. May  also engage in brief  periods of compulsive  binging of food.
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Subtypes of Anorexia Nervosa Remember : Even in 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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