DP11.22 - Developmental Psych 11/22 Eating Disorders...

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Developmental Psych 11/22 Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Severe loss of appetite for emotional reasons Historical Perspective - Reubenesc body in 1600s was epitome of beautiful body, had money to afford food - 1920s epitome of female beauty, flapper body boyish thin - catwalk models of today thin like 1920s image - middle ages fasting = spirituality, gluttony is a sin, a mark of impure spirit - Victorian Era: Social Mores, corsets hourglass figure, internal organs became deformed by corsets - Classified as a mental illness in 1980 Anorexia - <1% of U.S. population, mostly female but 10% male - Normal Men & Women and anorexic men & women to rate their body satisfaction: o Normal men> normal women> anorexics o Hallmark = distorted body image, high dissatisfaction Perceived size is a mismatch to reality - Symptoms: o Severe weight loss o Dry, cracked skin o Decreased heart-rate In most severe cases, heart failure may cause death o Decreased body temperature o Fine hair on face & neck bodies aiming to insulate body without
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