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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Eating Disorders Eating Disorders...

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Chapter 15 Eating Disorders
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Eating Disorders Occur on a Continuum
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Cues we get from the society
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Cues we get from the society
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Messages that kids get early on
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Models are required to have a BMI of less than 18%
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Model fired because she was size 6
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Anorexia nervosa
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Anorexia Nervosa Refusal to maintain normal body weight Intense fear of gaining weight Distorted Body image Amenorrhea for three consecutive menstrual cycles Typically starts in adolescence But could happen any time Preadolescence to middle age 2% women, 1 % men
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Medical Complications of Anorexia Similar to those of starvation Estrogen deficiency: Amenorrhea Osteoporosis Abnormal thermoregulation Dehydration Organ malfunctioning DEATH
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Bulimia Nervosa Consuming large amounts of food in rapid time (two hours or less) Use of inappropriate methods to lose weight Binge/purge occurring twice a week for three months
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Medical Complications of Bulimia Menstrual irregularities Ipecac poisoning Dental enamel erosion Esophagitis, Esophageal rupture, esophageal cancer Aspiration pneumonia Electrolyte imbalance Dehydration DEATH
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Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating not associated with compensatory methods Occurs two days per week for six months Common in males
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Health consequences
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HWS 332 taught by Professor Bagdash during the Fall '11 term at Binghamton.

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