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1 Orthorexia Presentation by Marissa Buckley, Shelby Root, and Monica Villegas NUFS 124 February 17th, 2015

2 Video: /videos/ What-Is- Orthorexia-Nervosa- Eating-Disorders

3 Orthorexia Nervosa Term coined by Steven Bratman, M.D “Ortho” meaning straight, “orexia” refers to appetite Not classified in DSM-V (Brown, 2013)

4 Etiology Can start with an innocent attempt to eating healthier (Kratina, 2014) Unhealthy obsession with food

5 Psychopathology Safety from poor health Compulsion Escape from fears Wanting to be thin Spirituality through food Food as an identity

6 Pathophysiology ●Obsessive-Compulsive and Phobic Symptoms (Brytek-Matera, 2012) ●Emaciation ●Bone Density Loss ●Cardiac Complications (Ekern, 2014).

7 Diagnosis ●Bratman’s Orthorexia Test ○ e.g. “Do you spend more than 3 hours per day thinking about your diet?” (Brytek- Matera, 2012).

8 Treatment ●Pure healthy foods Vs. Desire to be thin. ●Need to learn that food is not an obsession. ●Respond better to treatment

9 Treatment Cont. ●Cognitive treatment. - belief and thought patterns ●More flexible.

10 Recovery ●Healthy eating with better understanding. ●Shift in identity ●Food is a small part of life.

11 References ●American Dietetic Association (2011). Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, (111), ●Brytek-Matera, A. (2012). Orthorexia nervosa–an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or disturbed eating habit. Archives of Psychiatry and psychotherapy, 1, ●Ekern, J. (2014). Orthorexia, excessive exercise & nutrition. Retrieved from excessive-exercise#Symptoms-and-Signs-of-Excessive-Exercise excessive-exercise#Symptoms-and-Signs-of-Excessive-Exercise ● Brown, Nancy, Ph.D. "Orthorexia Nervosa." Orthorexia Nervosa. Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Oct Web. 16 Feb ●Kratina, Karin. "Orthorexia Nervosa | National Eating Disorders Association." Orthorexia Nervosa | National Eating Disorders Association. National Eating Disorders, n.d. Web. 16 Feb

12 Questions 1.Name two items that are symptoms of orthorexia and how they are different than just a healthy eating pattern. 2. What test can be used to diagnose orthorexia? 3. What is an important step in the road to recovery?


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