3-10-09 - Psychology Class Notes 3/10/09 EXAMS: 0.01667*100...

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Psychology – Class Notes – 3/10/09 EXAMS: 0.01667*100 = 1.667% curve First thing you do in cognitive therapy – figure out what’s going on Validity with Satanic rituals – check to make sure it’s consistent EATING DISORDERS End of class Pick up the article at the end of class Late 1980s very much a woman’s issue eating disorders Professor Heuchert has worked with adolescents in the past Most extreme case Professor Heuchert has worked with – looked like she was 9 years old looked like she was 9 years old Despite the intellectual knowledge that she is doing damage to herself This individual suffered sexual abuse Ethical dilemma – is it ethical dilemma to force feed the individual? o Ethical dilemma – eating disorders are not disorders – this is not society’s concern to consider anorexia disorder o Society’s mandate – protect life AT ALL COSTS If we know someone is going to hurt themselves, we have to report it If someone is purposely emaciating their self we have to report it Anorexia – disorder takes over the disorder influences an individual’s thought processes significantly to the extent that they think they are thinking is rational, but after recovering from the disorder, they admit they were NOT THINKING STRAIGHT WHY THESE PROBLEMS ARE IMPORTANT? Eating disorders are very common Eating disorders are lethal – many long term consequences – including death
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IN-CLASS WORKSHEET Etiology : This is the cause of something. Diagnosis and symptoms : DIAGNOSIS: Refusal to maintain body weight at or above minimally weight for age and height (less than 85% of expectable weight) Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight Disturbance in the way in which one’s body or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of current low body weight Prognosis: - Prognosis is the expected outcome (what happens with intervention treatment or when there is no intervention treatment). Treatment
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