Eating Disorders Notes
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Diagnostic criteria o ANOREXIA NERVOSA
BMI <17.5 (weight loss)
Weight loss self-induced by restricted eating especially of calorie rich foods
Other means of weight control too o Exercise o Vomiting o Purging
Characteristic psychopathology o Self-perception of being too fat when thin o Extreme fear of weight gain o Body shape and weight become all important
Widespread endocrine disturbance o Amenorrhoea o Libido loss
2 subtypes o PURE RESTRICTING (eating restraint and exercise) o BINGE-PURGING TYPE (self induced vomiting
&/or laxative misuse)
DSM IV criteria
Not maintain minimum body weight
Despite being underweight=extreme fears of becoming fat
Self perception=abnormal o Unduly emphasises weight/shape o Denies seriousness of low weight o Has distorted perception of own body shape/weight
Weight loss=missed 3 consecutive periods/only with hormones o BULIMIA NERVOSA
Recurrent binge eating (2/7 over 3 months)
Binge=large quantity of food in short period with loss of control
Extreme methods of weight control o Vomiting o Purging o Starvation periods o Excessive exercise
Persistent preoccupation with eating, sense of compulsion to eat
Characteristic psychopathology o Self-perception=too fat o Extreme fear of weight gain
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