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Anorexia Nervosa

12/16/2012 There are different main characteristic's for the mental illness of anorexia nervosa. This mental illness has to do with a person's eating habit and is classified as an extreme illness. Anorexia nervosa is a way a person deals with emotional stress. This may happen sometime's because of how a person feels about their appearance, so they avoid food, they feel if they eat food then the...

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Effects of Anorexia Nervosa

Running Header: EFEECTS OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA ON ADOLESCNETS Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Adolescents By Danielle Mooney Kaplan University Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Adolescents I. Introduction * What is Anorexia Nervosa * Different types of Anorexia Nervosa * Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes serious, if not life threatening psychological and physical damage. II. Psychological effects of Anorexia * What are the psychological issues *...

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Psychological explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

One psychological explanation of anorexia nervosa is the behavioural approach. This approach explains that anorexia nervosa(AN) is learnt through both classical and operant conditioning as well as social learning theory. Classical conditioning is involved with making an association with eating and anxiety. Therefore anorexics seek to lose weight/not eat to reduce their anxiety. Once this association has been made operant conditioning starts playing its part through negative and positive reinforcement...

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Anorexia Nervosa, Case Study

able to please her father. Her brother, two years younger, left home to join the navy earlier this year. 2. Provide a summary of the diagnosis and describe the course of the illness. Wozniak, Rekleiti and Roupa (2012) outline early signs of anorexia nervosa (AN); preoccupation with food, weight and calories; rigidity and rituals around eating, avoidance of family meals, denial of hunger and excessive exercise. As it progresses the patient may seem withdrawn, absent sense of humour, angry and depressed...

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ANOREXIA

 Anorexia Nervosa About 10-15% of girls afflicted with anorexia will die as a result of Anorexia Nervosa (Robbins 31). Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. A person with anorexia nervosa, often just called "anorexia," although the meaning is different, has an unclear body image and an exaggerated fear of becoming overweight or obese, so an intentional effort is made to lose weight (“What is anorexia”). The difference between the two terms is the seriousness, anorexia...

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Anorexia Nervosa - Introduction: Statement of the Problem

Introduction: Statement of the Problem Generally speaking in Western society, the incidence of eating disorders is on the rise, and no longer limited to the teenage female demographic. Startling statistics now indicate that onset of anorexia nervosa in females is beginning at a much earlier age and across more racially and ethnically diverse lines (Grover, Keel, & Mitchell, 2008). While the characteristics of the afflicted population are changing, so too are some of the theories about the...

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The Effect of Body Chemistry and the Potential Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa:

Chemistry and The Potential Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: | | 12/11/2011 | | | | The Effect of Body Chemistry and The Potential Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Today, in the united states especially, Eating Disorders are at an all time high. Most individuals would typically believe that these issues are simply psychological. However, recent studies have shown that there is much more to it. Is it possible that eating disorders esp. Anorexia Nervosa have chemical backgrounds as well....

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Review: Taste reactivity deficit in anorexia nervosa

Balázs Lukáts Ágnes Gáti, and Zoltán Karádi, (2010). Taste reactivity deficit in anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 64: 403–407. Basis for the research question in past research and theory: Hypogeusia, the reduced ability to taste, and dysgeusia, the distortion of the sense of taste, mainly involving the sour, bitter and salty tastes, have already been demonstrated in anorexia nervosa patients in literature and have been examined through other experiments. Many of...

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Anorexia Nervosa (Phychology)

as a mental disorder is Anorexia Nervosa. The main characteristics of this disorder are weight loss. It is less than 85% of what it should be for the person’s age, height and build. The person is always anxious about getting fat, even if they are underweight. They have a distorted body image- always feeling fat when they are thin. Absence of menstrual periods in female sufferers depending on ages can indicate anorexia. Several causes have been suggested for anorexia. The biological approach...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Introduction Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition. It means loss of appetite due to nerves. It involves lowering food intake, over exercising and can be life threatening. People suffering from anorexia may have distorted images of themselves, leading them to believe they’re overweight when they’re not. Often people suffering with the disorder attempt to hide their behaviour from the people close to them by lying about their eating patterns. Anorexia is characterised...

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