Eating Disorders R 08

Eating Disorders R 08 - Anorexia nervosa: Eating disorder...

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Anorexia nervosa: Eating disorder characterized by an inability to maintain normal weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted body perception. Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder involving alternation between eating large amounts of food in a short time, then compensating by vomiting or other extreme actions to avoid weight gain.
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Two Critical Features Distinguish AN from BN Body image Amount of weight lost
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Anorexia Nervosa 1. Refuse/unable to maintain 85% of expected weight for frame, height 2. Intense fear of gaining weight, though underweight 3. Distorted perception of weight or body shape 4. Amenhorrhea
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Two Main Subtypes Restricting type Binge-eating/purging type
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The Clinical Picture The key goal for people with anorexia nervosa is thinness The driving motivation is FEAR: Of becoming obese Of losing control of body shape and weight Preoccupation with food
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certain psychological problems: Depression (usually mild) Anxiety Low self-esteem Insomnia or other sleep disturbances Substance abuse Obsessive-compulsive patterns Perfectionism
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 410 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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Eating Disorders R 08 - Anorexia nervosa: Eating disorder...

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