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Long-Term Psychological and Physiological Effects of Anorexia Nervosa.

                      Long­Term Psychological and Physiological Effects of Anorexia Nervosa.   Emma Salisbury       Cedarville University                                                    1      Anorexia Nervosa, according to the Merriam­Webster dictionary, is “a serious eating  disorder primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially  by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns...

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History Taking Strategy: Anorexia Nervosa

History Taking Strategy: Anorexia Nervosa Eating disorders have been popularized by society's fascination with weight and a thin body. These disorders can be grouped in to three categories: refusing to maintain a minimally normal body weight (anorexia nervosa), eating in binges and then purging (bulimia nervosa), and bingeing without purging. The Merek Manual defines anorexia nervosa as a disorder characterized by a distorted body image, and extreme fear of obesity, refusal to maintain a minimally...

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Counseling Women with Bulimia Nervosa

Counseling Women Diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa Student ID: 18104894 CNS ED 6000 November 12, 2012 Counseling Women Diagnosed With Bulimia Nervosa Katie Andrews Abstract This literature review will introduce bulimia nervosa and discuss research that pertains to counseling women who seek treatment for this particular eating disorder. The information included will be helpful for counselors and those seeking help for bulimia or for a loved one. This paper addresses matters that cause and...

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Anorexia Nervosa

 Anorexia Nervosa a Mental Illness Karla Doane Salter College Anorexia is a serious eating disorder in which a person has an irrational fear of getting fat and therefore diets excessively to stay thin. They have an intense fear of weight gain, so they starve themselves, avoid high-calorie foods and exercise constantly. Many people with anorexia can also exhibit the practice of bulimia, which is eating large quantities of food and then forcing her/him to vomit to remain thin....

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applying theory to bulimia

 Final: Bulimia Nervosa from the Lens of Interpersonal and Attachment Theories SWOK 605 December 9, 2013 University of Southern California Todd Creager, LCSW Bulimia Nervosa Diagnostic Criteria Bulimia Nervosa (BN) is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating which is followed by a type of compensatory behavior by purging. Purging, as defined by the Merriam-Webster (2013) dictionary is an act of getting rid of something unwanted. This can be done by self-induced...

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To What Extent Does the Environment Play in the Develoment of Anorexia Nervosa?

Extended project ‘first draft’ “To what extent does the environment effect the development of Anorexia Nervosa?” ‘Anorexia Nervosa is an eating-disorder and mental condition which can be life-threatening’. This definition is from the NHS website, and mentions the psychological side behind it. Another useful definition is from the Oxford Dictionary, and states: ‘the lack or loss of appetite for food’. The translation from Latin to English simply means ‘the nervous loss of appetite’, which implies...

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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia - Essay

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are two deadly disorders that haunt teenage men and women each year. Both conditions are emotional disorders in which have to do with fears of being overweight. Usually, young women are recipients of these plagues, but it isn't uncommon for young men to suffer from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. Studies show that between 5 and 18 percent of known victims die because of unhealthy eating disorders. Anorexia is a condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or...

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Psychological Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders and most are teenage girls and young women. Among the three types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa is the most common type. It is a disorder in which the person has a distorted body image and an intense fear of being fat. Binging, or eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, and then purging, or vomiting to empty the stomach of food, are all actions commonly found in anorexics. An anorexic is extremely afraid...

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The Negative Effects of Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa Alicia Lang-Goseland February 12, 2012 Abstract Little do bulimics know that what they are doing really is a big deal and is affecting them not just socially, but they are damaging their bodies physically and emotionally in ways they could not even imagine. For whatever reason they have decided to lean towards bulimia, they don’t understand that it is an unrealistic and very damaging habit to form. Vomiting their food up doesn’t mean they will lose weight, but they will definitely...

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Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Options

Running head: ANOREXIA NERVOSA TREATMENT OPTIONS 1 Anorexia Nervosa treatment options Debra L Couchman Central Methodist University ANOREXIA NERVOSA TREATMENT OPTIONS 2 Anorexia Nervosa is “an eating disorder characterized by extreme weight loss, amenorrhea, fear of weight gain and distorted body image” (Stewart, Schiavo, Herzog & Franco, 2008, p. 311). The National Eating...

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