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1

which culture is more prone to eatin disorders?

western culture

2

what is the 3rd most common illness in adolescent females?

eating disorders

3

what is characteristic of anorexia?

self-induced starvation, relentless drive for thinness or a morbid fear of fatness

-fun house mirror

4

when is the typical age of onset of anorexia nervosa?

14-18 yo

5

which SES level is most affected by eating disorders?

developed countries

higher SES

6

which medication can help AN pts to gain weight?

opioid antagonist (endogenous opioids are thought to impact lack of hunger)

7

what body systems are impacted by starvation?

hypocortisolemia

suppressed thyroid and HPA axis dysfunction

amenorrhea-3 consecutive periods are missed (lowered hormone levels)

heart failure

8

what are the subtypes of anorexia nervosa?

fasting/diet

excessive exercise

binge/purge (eats smaller amounts and purges more thoroughly than with bulimia)

9

what is the awareness of AN pts?

will deny a problem and resist treatment

10

what is characterstic of bulimia nervosa?

1. recurrent binge eating

2. followed by purging (vomiting or laxative abuse) or by non purging (fasting, excessive exercise) (2/3 of bulemics will purge)

11

what is awareness of bulimic pts?

typically have better insight than AN pts

usu. easier to treat

they recognize a lack of control

12

what time frame is required for a bulimia dx?

twice a week for  3 months

13

what ED might benefit from SSRIs?

bulimia (NOT anorexia)

14

what is the therapy approach for bulimia?

psychotherapy, psychosocial, holistic approach with CBT to change eating behaviors and SSRIs and adjunctive

15

what is txment approach for AN?

BFST (behavioral family systems therapy)
EOIT (ego-oriented indiv therapy)

restore healthy family communication patterns