Abnormal Psychology exam 3 lecture 1

Abnormal Psychology exam 3 lecture 1 - Abnormal Psychology...

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Abnormal Psychology 10/17/11 Chapter 8: Eating Disorders Eating Disorders: An overview (common in female college students) Two major types of DSM-IV-TR eating disorders o Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa o Severe disruptions in eating behavior o Extreme fear and apprehension about gaining weight Other subtypes of DSM-IV-TR eating disorders o binge eating disorder o obesity- a growing epidemic Anorexia Nervosa An eating disorder in which a person is obsessed by thoughts of an unattainable image of “perfect” thinness Diagnostic Criteria: A. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. Body weight less than 85% than that expected; or failure to make expected weight gains leading to more than 85% B. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even when underweight C. Distorted idea of body image, denial of seriousness of current weight D. Amenorrhea: no periods for 3 consecutive months Anorexia: Two subtypes Restricting o Limit caloric intake via diet and fasting o Less than 1000 calories a day Binge-eating-purging o Laxatives, self-induced vomiting, diuretics
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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