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Chapter 10

CHAPTER 10

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
Professor
Konstantine Zakzanis
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 10EATING DISORDERS Clinical Description Anorexia nervosa ANRefusal to maintain a normal body weightIntense fear of gaining weight o Fear is not reduced by weight lossDistorted sense of body shape selfesteem is linked to weight and shapeAmenorrhea in females loss of menstrual period o Restricting subtype o Binge eatingpurging subtypeSelf starvation and use of laxatives produce numerous undesirable biological consequences such as low blood pressure slow heart rate kidney and gastrointestinal problems low bone mass dry skin brittle nails irregular hormone levels and blood deficiency anemiaAbout 70 eventually recover but recovery usual
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