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A Distorted Body Image Media promotion Social acceptance Influence and stress on young individuals Eating is a necessity Dieting to become thin may lead to a disorder Genetic connection to eating disorders?
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Food, More Than Just Nutrients Linked to personal emotions Comfort Release of natural opiods Reward
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Eating Disorders Disordered eating Eating disorder Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Binge-eating disorder Eating disorder not otherwise specified
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Genetic Connection? Identical twins have a higher chance of developing eating disorder than fraternal twins Possible environmental influences Addictive behavior
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Anorexia Nervosa Depression is common, desire acceptance Lack of appropriate coping mechanism Intense fear of obesity and weight gain Begins with a simple diet and leads to semistarvation Denial of hunger & underweight Loss of excessive body weight, < 85 of expected weight or BMI< 17.5 Loss of menstrual cycle for > 3 mo
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Figure 15.4
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Profile of An Anorexic Occurs in 1 in 200 adolescent girls ( 10% are male) Experiencing physical changes associated with puberty False body perception, depression From middle or upper SES with an overbearing mother and high expectations Finds security in control; is obsessive, competitive Preoccupation with food Lack of menses for girls
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