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psyc 101 4:19:11 - Anorexia Nervosa Refusal to maintain...

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Anorexia Nervosa Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (less then 85% of that expected) Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though underweight Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, due influence of body or shape on self-evaluation or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight In postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea, i.e. the absence of three consecutive menstrual cycles Disconnect between self perception and actual body weight Common among college age Two main subtypes: Restricting type: lose weight by restricting “bad” foods, eventually restricting nearly all food, show almost no variability in diet Binge-Eating/Purging Type- lose weight by vomiting after meals abusing laxatives or diuretics, or engaging in excessive exercise. Like those with bulimia nervosa, people with this subtype may engage in eating binges Medical problems (caused by starvation): amenorrhea, low body temperature, low
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