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Class%2015 - Eating Disorders Overview Anorexia Nervosa...

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Eating Disorders
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Overview Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Multidimensional Nature Predisposing factors Precipitating factors Perpetuating factors
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Anorexia Nervosa Primary symptoms: A refusal to maintain more than 85% of normal body weight Intense fears of becoming overweight A distorted view of body weight and shape Amenorrhea (only apply to women) Subtypes Restricting type Binge-eating/purging type
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Anorexia Nervosa 90 95% of cases occur in females Peak age of onset = 15 to 25 years High comorbidity with other disorders Depression Obsessive compulsive disorder Panic disorder Personality disorders
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Anorexia Nervosa: The Clinical Picture The pursuit of thinness The driving motivation is FEAR : Of becoming obese Of losing control of body shape and weight Excessive preoccupation with food Ritualistic eating Distorted thinking Body image distortion Need for control Perfectionistic
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Anorexia Nervosa: Medical Consequences Amenorrhea Low body temperature Low blood pressure Body swelling Reduced bone density Chest pains Muscle cramps Slow heart rate Metabolic and electrolyte imbalance Dry skin, brittle nails Poor circulation Dizziness Lanugo
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