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Juana Reyes.  Definition: its an unhealthy way to cope with emotional problems.  Anorexia means: “without appetite’’

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1 Juana Reyes

2  Definition: its an unhealthy way to cope with emotional problems.  Anorexia means: “without appetite’’

3  Four Symptoms characterize anorexia  1: Unable to maintain their normal weight  2:Fear of becoming fat, even if they are grossly underweight.  3:Distorted perception of the weight or shape of their body  4: experience amenorrhea the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycle

4  They over eat and then force themselves get rid of what they just ate  DSM-IV-TR Criteria  Refuse to maintain their weight  They loose 85% of their weight  1 of every 10 die of starvation

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6 What are the potential causes of the disorder? *Childhood obesity *Sexually abused or physically *low self- evaluations -They avoid problems instead of facing them -they get into a dieting cycle -media images(models)

7  The prevalence of this disorder is from 0.5 to a high 3.7%  White women tend to have more eating disorders than black women  Eating disorders are more common in females adolescents : between the ages years

8  Individual family-based & group therapy  No specific medications to treat anorexia Hospitalization -control weight gain -address psychological problems such as depression

9  They don’t see as an illness  No medications but you can work through it by modifying you behavior

10  It leads to death in 10% of the cases  Weight management may be hard  Group therapy can help them  Low-self steam

11  Halgin.R,P &Whitboune, S.K(2005). Abnormal psychology: clinical perspectives on psychological disorders. New York,NY:McGrow-Hill  Myers,D.G.(2011). Myers psychology for Ap. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.  Isakovich, A (2012) (Month) Anorexia nervosa Mental disorder, Mental disorders, Retrieved from Br/Anorexia-nervosa.html#b.http://www.minddisorders.com/A- Br/Anorexia-nervosa.html#b

12  what do you think might drive a person to become anorexic?  Do You think anorexic people should be hospitalized


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