chapter 9 continued September 24

chapter 9 continued September 24 - Chapter 9 cont....

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Chapter 9 cont. September 24, 2010 Anorexia Nervosa Marked by distortion of body image and refusal to maintain a minimally normal weight Most people with anorexia nervosa do not have a lack of appetite and are more likely to be obsessed food They are starving themselves and appear ultrathin or emaciated. Anorexia has the highest death rate (10%) of any psychiatric disorder. Some people with anorexia control their weight by: Restricting calories. Bulimia Nervosa Marked by consuming large amounts of food, then using inappropriate means to rid themselves of the calories (purging or excessive exercise) Purging can consist of self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications People with Bulimia also have a distorted body image. Binge eating and purging are behaviors that usually are socially isolating. Criteria for bulimia nervosa Recurrent episodes of binge eating Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain Self-induced vomiting Misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medication; fasting; or
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course HSES 260 taught by Professor Laurietennant during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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