Eating Disorders Lecture

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Eating Disorders Lecture Jennifer Ricketts, Ph.D., R.D. General population disorders Special attention to athletes Gale Welter, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Coordinator of Nutrition Services Campus Health Service University of Arizona -Disordered Eating: variety of abnormal or atypical eating behaviors used to reduce weight -Eating disorder: psychiatric condition involving extreme body dissatisfaction and long- term eating patterns harming the body **Eating disorders are not the same as disordered eating. Traits characteristic for many of those with Eating Disorders - Excessive exercise - Perfectionism - Compliant – desire to please others - High achievement orientation - Obsessive-compulsive tendencies Disordered Eating Body image – the way you perceive your body People’s attitudes toward eating and body image occur on a continuum
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Anorexia nervosa – disorder of self-starvation eventually leading to severe nutrient deficiencey Bulimia nervosa – eating disorder characterized by extreme overeating followed by behaviors Binge-eating – ED Continuum—walking the slippery slope Family dynamics - Rigid structure - Lack of stability - Abuse Personality - Genetics Societal pressures - Influence of media - Social and cultural values Anorexia Nervosa Affects young white women most - Most often from rigid upbringing, less open disagreement, less clear interpersonal boundaries Restrictive eating patterns - Ex: vegetarianism to veganism to raw - Not eating around other people Control
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To be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) - Refusal to maintain body weight - Intense fear of gaining weight - Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is perceived - Absence of at least 3 consecutive menstrual cycles, in post- menarchal females Health Hazards of AN in Woman - Low body fat = low estrogen - Low estrogen = low bone density - Body goes into efficiency mode (starvation) Catabolize lean tissue eventually effecting organs Downy body hair (lanugo) Electrolyte imbalance Death - Re-feeding a starving person is a delicate operation. Bulimia Nervosa
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