Flashcards in Eating Disorders Deck (12):
Currently, there is no ________ requirement in the diagnosis of anorexia.
Age of onset of eating disorders is bimodal: _____________.
there is a peak at puberty and again at going to college
Overuse of laxatives decreases calorie absorption by about __________, but they seem to work because they cause fluid loss.
5% - 7%
Family studies have shown that the most common paternal professions that correlate with eating disorders are _____________.
engineer, doctor, and lawyer (in that order)
The psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality is ___________.
90% of women who develop an eating disorder do so between ages _______.
12 and 25
Genetics accounts for about _________ of the risk of eating disorders.
50% - 80%
Many personality traits are similar between anorexia and bulimia. Some, however, are different. List the contrasting features.
- Novelty seeking
- Harm avoidant
- Low novelty seeking
What percent of those with eating disorders are female?
Which is more common, bulimia or anorexia?
The leading cause of death among those with anorexia is _____________.