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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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Behavioral Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

Describe and Evaluate Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa (24) Behavioural explanations of anorexia nervosa (AN) suggest that slimming becomes a ‘habit’, through stimulus response mechanisms. For example, the person goes on a diet and receives praise either for their efforts or their new slimmer appearance. Operant conditioning then takes effect as the admiration from others further reinforces their dieting behaviour. Rewards may also come in the form of attention gained from parents...

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 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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Causes of Anorexia Nervosa

What causes Anorexia Nervosa? Eating disorders are not new. Anorexia Nervosa was first formally diagnosed in 1874, and the symptoms have been observed as far back as 300 years ago.(Walsh and Devlin 1) Although the condition has been known for centuries, it seems to be center stage now during the last decade or so. What is behind Anorexia? Is it inherited? Is Anorexia caused by some type of mental illness, or maybe environmental pressures? Does culture play a role in whether or not someone suffers...

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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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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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Steroid Usage and Reverse Anorexia Nervosa Among Females

Cyrus Steroid Usage and reverse anorexia nervosa among females When it comes to body image and disorders related to it, the first thing that comes to mind is anorexia nervosa. It’s been there since the rise of the Greek empire and lots of us can admit there was always a time that we got tempted to starve ourselves to achieve a desired figure. While anorexia can come out as the champion of eating disorders among females to reach their physical goals new studies shows that there may be a new treat...

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Anorexia Nervosa

an individual's physical and mental health. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are the most common specific forms in the United Kingdom.[1] Other types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified. Bulimia nervosa is a disorder characterized by binge eating and purging. Purging can include self-induce vomiting, over-exercising, and the usage of diuretics, enemas, and laxatives. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by extreme food restriction to the...

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Anorexia Nervosa

 Anorexia Nervosa By: Ashley Green Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder. This type of eating disorder is when people have a increased fear of gaining weight. People who have this order will significantly drop their food intake. They will only allow themselves to eat very limited amount of food. Anorexia affects both the body and the mind. It may start as dieting, but it gets out of control. You think about food, dieting, and weight all the time. You have a...

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