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Flashcards in Eating Disorders Deck (12):
1

Currently, there is no ________ requirement in the diagnosis of anorexia.

weight

2

Age of onset of eating disorders is bimodal: _____________.

there is a peak at puberty and again at going to college

3

Overuse of laxatives decreases calorie absorption by about __________, but they seem to work because they cause fluid loss.

5% - 7%

4

Family studies have shown that the most common paternal professions that correlate with eating disorders are _____________.

engineer, doctor, and lawyer (in that order)

5

The psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality is ___________.

anorexia nervosa

6

90% of women who develop an eating disorder do so between ages _______.

12 and 25

7

Genetics accounts for about _________ of the risk of eating disorders.

50% - 80%

8

Many personality traits are similar between anorexia and bulimia. Some, however, are different. List the contrasting features.

Bulimia:
- Impulsive
- Novelty seeking

Anorexia;
- Harm avoidant
- Low novelty seeking

9

What percent of those with eating disorders are female?

90%

10

Which is more common, bulimia or anorexia?

Bulimia

11

The leading cause of death among those with anorexia is _____________.

suicide

12

The immediate precipitating factor for an eating disorder is almost always ____________.

a feeling of being out of control

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