PSYC 3550 Lecture Notes - Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Binge Eating Disorder, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Death rate for eating disorders is highest for any psychological disorder, including depression. 20% of people w/anorexia nervosa die as a result of the disorder; slightly more than 5% w/in 10 years. As many as half those deaths are suicides. 90% of severe cases are young females, usually from upper- middle-class or upper- class socioeconomic groups, who live in a socially competitive environment. Criteria for bulimia: recurrent episodes of binge eating. Most bulimics are w/in 10% of their normal weight. Restricting type: during the current episode of anorexia nervosa, the person has not regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (i. e. self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas) Binge-eating/purging type: during the current episode of anorexia. Nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (i. e. self induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas). Diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder: recurrent episodes of binge eating.