Research Paper: Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
Jennifer Tankard
Liberty University
COUN 646 D04
Dr. Westmeier
April 28, 2013

Abstract There are more individuals that die from an Eating Disorder than any other mental illness in the United States (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified is the most common and least talked about among other Eating Disorders (Mainz., Schulte-Ruther., Fink., & Herpertz,. 2012). Identifying the disorder and getting treatment is needed to get the individual suffering to a healthy place with food. A woman suffering from an Eating Disorder that has been active for five or more years will report that her Eating Disorder goes deeper than just food and weight. It’s about control over emotions and much more (Le Grange., Crosby., Engel., Cao., Ndungu., Crow., Peterson., Mitchell., & Wonderlich., 2013). Christian women are among those that suffer from Eating Disorders as well. Many will not seek treatment and will go to extreme measures to hide the disorder from friends and family. Appropriate measure and the right combination of counseling, nutritional education and support need to be present to help those suffering from an Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
Keyword: Cognitive therapy, distorted thinking, negative self-image, narrative therapy, lifestyle, treatment, assessment.

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified Eating Disorders are on a steady increase in the United States among women of all ages and backgrounds (Maddux,. & Winstead., 2012). Women suffering from this disorder may not fully be aware of the dangers that are associated with the disease. Eating Disorders are classified as psychiatric disorder that causes the individual to develop other clinical disorders such as, Major Depression Disorder, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to stresses from ones past (Grilo., Pagano., Stout., Markowitz., Ansell., Pinto., Zanarini.,

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