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Lecture 13

PSYB32H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Disordered Eating, Eating Disorder, Binge Eating

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Konstantine Zakzanis

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Guest Lecture (Candice) Eating Disorder
The National Eating Disorder Information Center (nedic)
Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation, founded in 1985
Offering information, support, and referral for anyone who is suffering from eating disorder
Develop and disseminate information and resources (such as our bulletin, published 5x annually, brochures
and manuals, where articles are being published quarterly by the scientists, there are also some manuals and
brochures available
Deliver workshops and presentations, panel discussions and webinars tailored to different audiences.
o Outreach and educating, hosting panel events with community partners, and professionals
o Self esteem workshop with the local elementary schools and high schools
Run annual prevention and awareness campaigns such as EDAW (Feb 1-7) and International No Diet Day
(May 6th)
Operate Canada’s only National Toll-free Helpline which provides information on treatment options and/or
support to people across Canada either directly or indirectly by eating disorders, disordered eating and related
Eating Disorder
There are three main eating disorders: (1) anorexia, (2) bulimia, and (3) binge. It is any sort of extreme emotions,
attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
Eating disorders can really affect all aspects of someone's life' they do not discriminate anyone thus ED can
be presented in anyone of different gender, sexes, ethnicities and ages.
ED is a highly severe mental illness, with the highest mortality rates amongst other mental illnesses, while is
also frequently comorbid with other disorders, such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders
Eating disorder exists on a continuum, with the traditional eating disorder misrepresented in the public, and being
healthy on the either sides of the extreme; while disordered eating fall in between the extremes
Disordered eating does not necessarily involve eating, but some other behaviors are being involved as well on
the continuum; for example, steroid use, extensive exercise
o Everyone at some point in our lives would engaged in disordered eating, whenever you are emotionally
breaking down, you are busy with life etc.
o However, the longer someone engages in them, the more likely they will progress to a fully blown
eating disorder
There are a whole range of different eating disorders, while the three most common, and the most well known ones
are the (2) anorexia, (2) bulimia, and (3) binge
Note that the OSFED and UFED were originally being grouped together under the category eating disorders
not other
specified (EDNOS), until DSM-V has specified two of them
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