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University of Toronto St. George
Neil Rector

PSY240 MARCH 2 2012 EATING DISORDERSMajority of women and 1 third of men feel that they are over overweight including people not overweightOver half women in midst of diet and I quarter men dieting45 percent of women and 25 men diets15 women are prepretual dieters Oprah yo yo dieting in the 90s lost 67 pounds in 1 year regained 90 pounds Diest industry is 30 billion per yearMore drastic means of controlling weight 100000 in us had jaws wired shutLiposuction in last 20 years popular Diest industry 3040 biilion same budget for eductational programs in usClear most thing of weight is to be more attractive actors models thinner and thinnerPlayboy centerfold weight and miss America 195988Solid trend movie downwards low mni unheathly weightNext ten years trend but more scattered bmi moves to cut of f medically unacceptable Incidiuos pressures for women to be thinAdjust behavior to socialMen not look at weight historicallyThing there for life linked to feelings of self worthFood and preoccupation behavior a clinical disorderMany years not till 80 for dsm sub category beging childhood or adolescence dsm 4 anorexi and bulimina distinct Both conditions body preoccupation to be thin and attractive Anoriexia nervosaAnorexia loss of appetiteNervosa for emotional reasons Not quite true anorexia not lose appetite but opposite suppose restriction Dsm 4 criteriapatient must be 15 below normal weight for height and age average patient with AN is 2530 percent below normal weightIntense fear of gaining weight Loss of weight does not reduce fear Distorted sense of body shape despite being thin see themselves as overweight and fatSelf worth contingent on reducing weight checking mirror gazing weighing themselves measure parts of body of fat hanging off body One way to determine is BMI index table height on Y in inches and bmi on weight another tell tale sign for females so low stop menstruating pos pubescent stop menstral period or amenoriaDsm two subtypes
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