Lecture 19 Eating Disoorders

Lecture 19 Eating Disoorders - Lecture 19: Eating Disorders...

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Lecture 19: Eating Disorders 4/12/10 Definitions any psychological disorders such as anorexia that involves insufficient or excessive food intake abnormal eating patterns. Classification of Eating Disorders 1) Anorexia nervosa 2) bulimia nervosa 3) binge eating disorder 4) eating disorder not otherwise specified lifetime prevalence in US ~5% Defining Characteristics 1) Anorexia nervosa extremely low body weight AND fear of its increase 2) Bulimia nervosa repeated binge eating followed by behaviors that counteracts it (self induced vomiting) 3) Binge eating disorder repeated binge eating in the absence of counteracting behaviors 4) Eating disorder not specified usually are less severe forms of the above Prevalence of Eating Disorders more common in young people 9-14 years old: 7% of boys, 14% of girls Is worldwide—in developing and developed nations women are more affected than men most affected individuals DON'T seek treatment Heritability ~ 50-85% (if your parents have it, you are 50-85% more likely to have it)
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course NST 10 taught by Professor Amy during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Lecture 19 Eating Disoorders - Lecture 19: Eating Disorders...

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