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Chapter 8

PSYO 2220 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Junk Food

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PSYO 2220
Dr.Elaine Ply

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PSYO 2220
Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach
Chapter 8 Textbook Notes (p. 269 – 290)
Eating Disorders
Bulimia Nervosa: The person eats nothing beyond minimal amounts of food,
so body weight sometimes drops dangerously.
oThe chief characteristic of these related disorders is an overwhelming,
all-encompassing drive to be thin.
People eat a larger amounts of food – typically more junk food
than fruits and vegetables
Eating is experienced as out of control
Clinical Description
Purging Techniques: Techniques used to attempt to compensate for the binge
eating and potential weight gain
oIncludes self-induced vomiting immediately after eating, and using
laxatives and diuretics
Anorexia Nervosa
Clinical Description
Restricting Type: Individuals diet to limit calorie intake
Binge-eating/Purging Type: Individuals rely on purging
oPurging anorexics binge on relatively small amounts of food and purge
more consistently.
In some cases, each time they eat
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