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PSY 250 Chapter 9: Eating Disorders & Obesity

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PSY 250 Chapter 9: Eating Disorders & Obesity PSY 250

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Date Created: 03/04/16
Chapter 9: Eating Disorders & Obesity I. Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders A. Anorexia Nervosa i. significantly low weight ii. intense fear of gaining weight iii. distorted body image iv. encouragement through compliments a. motivates them to continue v. could binge & purge in anorexia B. Bulimia Nervosa i. at or above normal weight ii. possible use of laxatives iii. lack of control of eating, but purge and get rid of afterwards C. Binge Eating Disorder i. bingeing without purging ii. gain weight D. Prevalence i. more women than men a. but quite possible for men! ii. bulimia: 1.5% women; 0.5% men iii. anorexia: 0.9% women; 0.3% men iv. mortality rates 12x higher in women with anorexia than average  population mortality rate v. bulimia is less fatal a. because of normal or above normal body weight vi. high comorbidity with depression & anxiety E. Causal Factors i. brain abnormalities ii. heritability rates iii. serotonin levels iv. cultural factors a. societies with high body image standards v. dysfunctional families vi. gender vii. people who internalize that thin is beautiful viii. high levels of perfectionism ix. frequent dieters a. odd & bizarre diets x. high negative affect a. neuroticism xi. childhood sexual abuse a. PTSD & other traumatic experiences F. Treatment i. hospitalization ii. medication a. SSRI’s iii. family therapy iv. CBT a. reset “healthy body image” v. dietician for bulimics II. Obesity A. Obesity – 30+ BMI B. Causal Factors i. hormones a. leptin resistance b. telling them to stop eating ii. society a. fast food such as McDonald’s b. massive portion sizes iii. sedentary lifestyles iv. family influences C. Treatment i. change lifestyle a. exercise b. healthy eating ii. medications to help lose weight iii. bariatric surgery


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