2.3 Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Fad Diets Work File Review
Directions: Using the information found at the sites available, answer each question very carefully. These responses will help you to prepare for Exam 2.3.
1. What are the three most common eating disorders?
Read the information regarding Anorexia Nervosa
2. Define anorexia nervosa.
3. Who is at risk for development of anorexia nervosa? (Include information about gender, race, socioeconomic background, etc)
4. What are five effects that anorexia nervosa may have on the body?
Read the information regarding Bulimia Nervosa
5. Define bulimia nervosa.
6. Who is at risk for development of bulimia nervosa? (Include information about gender, race, socioeconomic background, etc.)
7. What are five effects that bulimia nervosa may have on the body?
Read the information regarding Binge Eating Disorder
8. Define binge eating disorder.
9. Who is at risk for development of binge eating disorder? (include information about gender, race, socioeconomic background, etc)
10. What are three effects that binge eating disorder may have on the body?
Note: The “key” difference between bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder- people that suffer from bulimia nervosa use compensatory measures (diuretics, laxatives, vomiting, and excessive exercise) to rid them of the excess calories they consume. People suffering from BED binge, but do not “purge” the excess calories.
Read the information on treatment of eating disorders.
11. List three “key players” in the treatment of an eating disorder, and identify their role in the treatment.
12. Identify at least two treatment centers in your community for eating disorders.
*List name, address and phone number and the services that are provided.
*You may use your yellow pages to help you in locating these centers.
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