Anorexia nervosa

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  • Symptoms Of Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects many of people every day affects both genders and a variety of ages. According to our Abnormal Psychology textbook, the definition of anorexia nervosa is; a serious condition marked by a restriction of energy intake relative to needed energy requirements, resulting in significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, development, trajectory, and physical health. Anorexia nervosa is the fear of gaining weight or being over a certain weight. (Abnormal Psychology pg. 235). There are three ways to identify feeding disorders. The first way to diagnose a feeding disorder is to determine persistent eating of nonnutritive, nonfood substances over a period of one month. The second way that a feeding disorder can be diagnosed is if the eating nonnutritive, nonfood substances is inappropriate to the developmental level of the individual. The third and final way to determine an eating disorder is if the eating…

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  • Stereotypes In Anorexia Nervosa

    I remember the day my eight-year old sister came to me asking me how much a girl her age should weigh. At the time, I was only nine and thought her question was odd, but went along with my day. The next few months my sister began dieting and exercising and continued to reach and reset her weight goal. It quickly spiraled out of control and within weeks was diagnosed with anorexia and hospitalized. Looking back, it still astonishes me that someone that young could feel the need to lose weight…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Experience

    By the time I was thirteen, Anorexia Nervosa was the third most common chronic illness in preteen girls, and although I wasn’t affected by it, it seemed like every other model on every other magazine spread was. I was only in the seventh grade when my best friend stopped eating. Not entirely, but enough for it to really count. Every time I would ask her why, she 'd point to her legs or stomach and I remember being so confused because she looked completely fine to me. That was one of the first…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Case Study

    Anorexia nervosa is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. This would make sense because overall, ninety-five percent of people who have eating disorders are between the ages of twelve and about twenty-six (ANAD, 2015). Although eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa are typically associated with puberty, a recent study performed at the University of Montreal in Canada suggests that eating disorders can begin as early as elementary school. The researchers warn parents that…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Case Study

    John, Wilfred Waluchow, and Elizabeth Gedge, eds. "Case 3.3 Discontinuing Force Feeding of an Anorexia Nervosa Patient. "Well and Good -Fourth Edition: A Case Study Approach to Health Care Ethics. 4th ed. New York: Broadway, 2014. 131-135. Print. This is a case study of a patient who suffers from anorexia nervosa and has been force fed for 4 years in order to keep her alive. No improvements in her mental state have been made in this time, despite the many types of therapy have been employed…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Anorexia Nervosa

    pressure to withhold and obtain a perfect body. Some of these effects include emotional and psychological problems, negative self-image, decreased self-image, decreased self-confidence, depression, social isolation, discrimination, difficulties in interpersonal relationships and eating disorders (Mintem 1). All of these various effects can lead to threatening life conditions. One highly known disorder that comes from this is Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a disease with a high…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Reflection Paper

    In this day and age many individuals do not understand the extent that a person may go to have the “ideal body.” Society has defined what a women or man should look like and when an individual does not look that exact way they are made to feel shameful and embarrassed. Anorexia Nervosa has been seen more in women than in men but men are also seen to struggle with this disorder. Anorexia nervosa is explained to be a serious psychiatric illness characterized by an inability to maintain a normal…

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  • Psychological Factors Of Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. It creates a non-healthy obsession in people about what they eat. They may obsess negatively about their weight and might starve or stop eating altogether. Studies conducted in Australia and New Zealand has seen an increased surge in the number of anorexia nervosa patients identified in the youth community. It was seen that almost half of adolescent girls are seen to have practices extreme dieting. They have done induced vomiting and also smoke so as to…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Deviant Behavior

    What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder that is life threatening due to an extreme amount of body weight loss. Anorexia is viewed as a mental disorder characterized by behaviors which its results produce underweight (Hebebrand & Bulik, 2011). The exact cause of anorexia is still unidentified, nonetheless, this disorder can run in the family. A young woman with a sibling who has an eating disorder are more probable to develop this disorder (Agras, 2010). If a…

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  • Cultural Aspects Of Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that can become fatal. It is characterized by a preoccupation with food to the point of starvation, weight loss, and a disturbance in a person’s body image. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-V) lists diagnostic criteria as the following: “restriction of energy intake relative to requirement, leading to a significantly low body weight”; “intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, or…

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