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Unformatted text preview: many sets of clothes, mute); anorexic woman; woman cutting herself Anorexia nervosa- pattern of behavior characterized by excessive dieting, restricting intake of nourishing food; regard fat as hideously ugly; unreachable ideal Typical setting in which pattern materializes: child has complied with parental guidelines as to who he/she should be Starvation involves rebellion to this compliance, and feeling that person has control of self Ex: 30 year old girl, perfect little girl until about 13 years old when starvation started o Would revert back to starving herself after parents visited o After making progress and thanking doctors for help, starved herself again after visit from parents Down to about 80 pounds, died after becoming dehydrated from flu...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course PSYCH 340 taught by Professor Ackroff during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '07
- Abnormal Psychology