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Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
Professor
Zak
Semester
Fall

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Additional Lecture Notes: Eating Disorders Chapter 10 Life time prevalence for anorexia is 1% for women, 0.1% for men -bulimia is more common (1.5% for women .5% for men) -the less severe the eating disorder, the more prevalent it is (3.5%, .5% for men)  Anorexia nervosa (loss of appetite because of emotional issues)  Refusal to maintain a normal body weight (person must way less than 85% of whats considered normal for their age and height (purge, excessive exercise, laxatives)  Intense fear of gaining weight ○ Fear is not reduced by weight loss, to them, they can never be to thin  Distorted sense of body shape, perceptual distortion self-esteem is linked to weight and shape  Amenorrhea in females (loss of period) ○ Restricting subtype: starve themselves ○ Binge eating/purging subtype: more difficult to treat, more psychopathology, comorbid personality, engage in impulsive behavior disorders, social withdrawakl, suicide attempts ○ 30% die, treatment takes 7 years to get to eating habits to keep them alive ○ Anorexia begins in early adulthood  Bulimia nervosa  Recurrent episodes of binge eating (excessive amount of food within less than 2 hours)  Greater than 85% of their body weight (distinguishing)
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