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Eating Disorders

by: KatieAlbritton

Eating Disorders Psy 247

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Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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These notes look into different eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. They look into medical complications as well as treatment options.
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
Class Notes
Abnormal psychology, PSY 247, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder
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Date Created: 08/24/15
Eating Disorders Katie Albritton Study Soup Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Overly concerned with body shape Many people who suffer from eating disorders do not want treatment Most common Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Central to both Intense pathological fear of becoming overweight Pursuit of thinness that is relentless and sometimes deadly Anorexia Nervosa Characteristics Fear of weight gain Refusal to maintain normal weight Types Restricting type Severely limiting the amount of food eaten Binge eatingpurging type Going on binges and eating a lot of food Promptly purging themselves of the food soon after Bulimia Nervosa Frequent episodes of binge eating Lack of control over eating More normal weight Recurrent inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain Purging type Vomiting Laxatives Diuretics Nonpurging type Fasting Exercise like mad Binge Eating Disorder Frequent binge eating Typically overweight or obese No compensatory weight loss behaviors Age of onset and gender differences Anorexia is most likely to develop in 1519 year olds Bulimia is most likely to develop in women aged 2024 Three females to every male with an eating disorder Medical Complications of Eating Disorders Anorexia Death from heart arrhythmias Kidney damage Renal failure Bulimia Electrolyte imbalances Hypokalemia low Potassium damage to hands throat teeth Vomit is very acidic and can cause damage Course and outcome Suicide risk high among Anorexics Longterm prognosis for Bulimia is relatively good compared to Anorexics Long term stability of eating disorders People with eating disorders often develop other eating disorders Diagnostic crossover Uncommon between bingeeating disorder and Anorexia Can correlate with clinical depression obsessive compulsive disorder substance abuse and various personality disorders Across cultures Becoming a problem world wide More common in whites and Asians Biological causal factors Hereditary Setpoint theory Serotonin Brain abnormalities Sociocultural factors Mediarelated idealized extreme thinness Female internalized ideal Western values toward eating disorder Family in uence You39re so fat You need to go on a diet Treatment Challenging Hospital commitment may be needed to treat more physical symptoms Patients are often con icted about getting well Eating disorders tend to be chronic Minuchin Family lunch Power plays Identified patient Treatment of Anorexia Emergency procedures to restore weight Antidepressants Serotonin Family therapy Cognitivebehavioral therapy Very difficult to treat What makes someone an eating disorder patient Do not respond to hormones Ghrelin or Leptin which regulate hunger Social learning This is the end of our discussion of eating disorders I hope these notes were useful


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