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Anorexia Nervosa

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Rebecca Wever

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Anorexia Nervosa What is it? Physical Effects Anorexia Nervosa is a very complicated eating disorder. This eating disorder is based on three key items. Counselling First thing to remember is not to diagnose them based on what you see. Additional Resources In addition to solution focused
counseling, clients can also
look to: Refusal to maintain healthy body weight Anxiety about gaining weight Unhealthy body image Don't focus on the negative thoughts they have, but find the positive Giving tasks may assist in developing a lifestyle change Risk Factors Although there are many factors that can lead to A.N some of the most common are: Body dissatisfaction
Strict dieting
Low self-esteem
Difficulty expressing feelings
Troubled family relationships
History of physical or sexual abuse
Family history of eating disorders severe mood swings depression lack of energy weakness slowed thinking poor memory dry yellowish skin brittle nails constipation bloating tooth decay gum damage dizziness fainting headaches fine hair growth
all over the body and face support groups nutritional counseling support systems:
friends Sources http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eating_disorder_treatment.htm Joanne Slawosky
Meagan Koebel
Rebecca Wever Presented by: 1. To learn more about anorexia nervosa and the symptoms that come along with it

2. To learn about the different counseling techniques to use with the client experiencing anorexia nervosa

3. To learn the impact that strength based counseling has on a client with anorexia nervosa Objectives: Example In 2004, Mary Kate Olsen was admitted into a treatment center for her struggle with anorexia nervosa. She is one of many celebrities suffering from this eating disorder. Others include Lady Gaga, the late Princess Diana, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba. Encouragement and praise will go a long way with clients Finding the exceptions that the client has done in the recent time frame is vital for them to strengthen their self worth and self esteem Some clients may not want to be there and are only there because of their parents. Remember to be yourself and don't force the model on the client

Some may not view there condition as a problem http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20150478,00.html http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Counselling_for_Anorexia_Nervosa hospital Conclusion - Anorexia nervosa is a complicated eating disorder with many physical effects and risks associated with it.

- When counseling someone with anorexia nervosa, many of the strength based and solution focused strategies are very helpful.

- In addition to solution focused counseling, there are many other additional resources key to recovery. 1. What are some risk factors associated with anorexia?

2. Anorexia is a simple disorder with a simple fix? true or false

3. Besides counseling how else can a person with anorexia help themselves?

4.What is one of the three key items that anorexia is based on?

5. What are some physical effects of anorexia? Post-test 1. Perfectionism, strict dieting, low self-esteem, difficulty expressing emotions

2. false

3. support groups, family&friends, nutritional counselors

4. anxiety to gain weight, unhealthy body image

5. Severe mood swings, fine hair growth all over the body, bloating, tooth decay Answers Segal, J., & Smith, M. (n.d). Eating disorder treatment and recovery. Retrieved from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eating_disorder_treatment.htm
This source described the different ways a person with anorexia can go about dealing with it. It looked at how the strength based counseling approach went but also offered ideas outside of that. Annotated bibliography cont'd Segal, J., & Smith, M. (n.d). Anorexia nervosa. Retrieved from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.htm
This source described the signs and symptoms associated with anorexia. It also shows some of the different treatments specific to anorexia and not just eating disorders in general. Smolowe, J., & Tauber, M. (2004, July 05). Mary Kate's private battle. Retrieved from http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20150478,00.html
This source is used primarily for an example that shows that even celebrities go through some of the same things. Cohen, R. S., Simpson, K. L., & Bride, B. E. (2004). Treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Journal Of Evidence-Based Social Work, 1(1), 27. doi:10.1300/J394v01n0103
This journal article was the foundation to the rest of the research. It has provided great information on the different therapies available to those struggling with anorexia nervosa. This is a great resource to look through when trying to find different therapies when some don't work. Annotated Bibliography Counselling for anorexia nervosa. (2010, August 30). Retrieved October 9, 2012, from http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Counselling_for_Anorexia_Nervosa
This source has many good techniques that can add to the strength based and solution focused counseling techniques. It shows how counseling should work when dealing with someone with anorexia. Rebecca Wever - rebecca.wever@lethbridgecollege.ca

Meagan Koebel - meagan.koebel@lethbridgecollege.ca

Joanne Slawosky - joanne.slawosky@lethbridgecollege.ca Presenters emails
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