Bulimia Nervosa Summary

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An Analysis of two Articles of Bulimia Nervosa
Gustavo Cisneros
College of the Desert The first article is correlating the test score of coherence in people with eating disorders both binging and purging and binging. A Group of 47 adolescents ranging from ages fourteen to eighteen were used for the group with a binging disorder. A group of 42 adolescents ranging from ages twelve to eighteen were used for the group with purging disorders. Lastly a group of twenty five adolescents ranging from ages twelve to eighteen were used for the group with healthy eating habits. These three groups do have a valid age range and a great variety in which group the people were categorized into. It would have been preferable that people in the healthy eating category was near equivalent to that of the other two, but the results could still be accumulated especially since the ones with eating disorders are the ones that are being studied for the experiment.
During the actual experiment, all three groups were administered the same test, the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test, and evaluated at all areas of the spectrum that the test could measure. After the study was done it was found that those with eating disorder had worse visual spatial integration.
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However in both groups the number of days that they reported were both averaged to about ten. Overall, the correlation between the an eating disorder and the driven exercise was obvious in the results, however a severity in driven exercise was higher with anorexic individuals. Although more individuals with bulimia presented symptoms, the impact was far greater on those with anorexia. Therefore, a treatment plan could have been devised to assist those with anorexia and who turn to exercise as a

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