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What is an eating disorder? What is an eating disorder? Maladaptive attempts to control weight Disturbances in eating behavior Abnormal attitudes about body/shape Classifying eating disorders Weight status (over; normal; under) Binge eating? Method of weight control (restricting vs. purging)
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Anorexia Nervosa: Core symptoms Anorexia Nervosa: Core symptoms < 85% expected weight Intense fear of gaining weight Disturbance in perception of body weight/shape + denial of seriousness of low body weight Absence of 3 consecutive menstrual cycles Subtypes ~ Binge eating/purging ~ Restricting
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Example Example Voices from the ANA web site
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Case example Case example At 15 Alma had been healthy and well developed, had menstruated at age 12, was five feet six inches tall, and weighed 120 pounds. Her father suggested that she should watch her weight, and she began a rigid diet. She lost rapidly and her menses ceased. That she could be thin gave her a new sense of pride, power, and accomplishment. She also began a frantic exercise program, would swim by the mile and play tennis for hours or do calisthenics to the point of exhaustion. Whatever low point her weight reached, alma feared that she might become “too fat” if she regained as little as an ounce. There was a marked change in her behavior. Formerly sweet and obedient, she became demanding, obstinate, irritable, and arrogant. There was constant arguing. When she came in for consultation she looked like a walking skeleton,
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