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Eating Disorders in College Age Woman
Transcript of Eating Disorders in College Age Woman
in College Age Women 80% of American women report dissatisfaction with their appearance. Disordered eating- A pattern of atypical eating behaviors that are used to achieve or maintain a lower body weight Eating disorder- A psychiatric disorder characterized by severe disturbances in body image and eating behaviors. Anorexia Nervosa
Eating disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with food, self-starvation, or extreme exercising to achieve weight loss. -damaged or discolored teeth: gastric acids erode enamel -irritation of esophagus, stomach, salivary glands and throat from persistent vomiting -lung irritation chronic loss of bodily fluids -spasms, weakness, irregular heartbeat and kidney disease Physical Symptoms of Anorexia
-gaunt, hollow facial features
-dry skin and bruises
-sharply protruding bones
-cold and blue hands and feet
-delayed puberty: pre-adolescent females fail to menstruate and develop breasts at normal age
-menstruation: hormone levels drop, alerting the body that it cannot support a fetus; menstruation becomes irregular or stops completely – can result in temporary or permanent infertility
-permanent bone loss: susceptibility to stress fractures and osteoporosis
-mood changes: impatience, irritability, depression, suicidal tendencies
-insomnia, constipation, sensitivity to cold, kidney failure,
-abnormally low heart rate and blood pressure Bulimia Nervosa
Eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by inappropriate measures such as vomiting, to prevent weight gain Why are college women so drastically effected by these eating disorders? Precedents College Influence A family history of obesity
Underlying anxiety disorder
An imbalance in neurotransmitters Stress! Stress!
Unhealthy body image due to drastic change in life.
Media, and society
Depression College women battling eating disorders WHY? 25% of college-aged women engage in binging and purging as a weight management technique. In a survey of 185 female students at college, 58% felt pressure to be a certain weight and of the 83% that dieted for weight loss, 44% were of normal weight. Binge Eating Effects
-Type 2 diabetes
-High blood pressure
-Certain types of cancer
-Joint and muscle pain
-Sleep apnea 3:30 AM: GET UP. GO TO GYM. RUN 6.50 MILES. BURN 600 CALORIES
4:30 AM: DO 800 SIT-UPS. DO UPPER / LOWER BODY STRENGTH TRAINING.
5:30 AM: GO HOME. TAKE A SHOWER. TAKE A NAP.
9:00 AM: WAKE UP. STUDY. DRIVE TO SCHOOL. ATTEND CLASS. DRIVE HOME.
3:00 - 9:00 PM: EAT A LITTLE. STUDY A LOT. EAT A LITTLE. STUDY A LOT.
9:30 PM: TAKE A BATH. GO TO BED.
"ANOREXIA AND I" by Nicole Schlesinger
True recovery from anorexia and bulimia involves learning to:
Listen to your body.
Listen to your feelings.
Enjoy life again.
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eating_disorder_treatment.htm Binge Eating Effects
-Type 2 diabetes -Gallbladder disease
-High cholesterol -High blood pressure
-Heart disease -Certain types of cancer
-Osteoarthritis -Joint and muscle pain
-Gastrointestinal problems -Sleep apnea "We live in a world that worships thinness."
- Michelle Lelwica
[MA, DD - Harvard Divinity School] Binge Eating: a usually brief period or bout of excessive eating. Stress Eating Disorders work
culture physical stress
rules and rituals
social withdrawal Symptoms
Regular intake of large amounts of food accompanied by a sense of loss of control over eating behavior.
Regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse, fasting and/or obsessive or compulsive exercise
Extreme concern with body weight and shape. The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, “Eating Disorders 101 Guide: A Summary of Issues, Statistics and Resources,” 2003 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always.” Shisslak, C.M., Crago, M., & Estes, L.S. (1995). The Spectrum of Eating Disturbances. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18 (3): 209-219. Nutrition Journal. March 31, 2006.
NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association
Cal Poly Health and Counseling Services
SLO Eating Disorders
P.U.L.S.E : Peers Understanding Listening Speaking Educating, REAL Team
Central Coast IOP 1461 Higuera St., Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Website: sloeatingdisorders.com Resources 1440 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Donatelle, Rebecca J. Health the Basics. Green ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2011. 315-322. Print. Donatelle, Rebecca J. Health the Basics. Green ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2011. 315-322. Print. Donatelle, Rebecca J. Health the Basics. Green ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2011. 315-322. Print. Donatelle, Rebecca J. Health the Basics. Green ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2011. 315-322. Print. Donatelle, Rebecca J. Health the Basics. Green ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2011. 315-322. Print. EDNOS Patients are the highest treatment seeking population
40-70% of individuals with a eating disorder Facts on Anorexia Nervosa. Boston College Eating Awareness Team, 28
Jan. 2002. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. Smith, Melinda, Suzanne Barston , Robert Segal, and
Jeanne Seagal.Binge Eating Disorder. Help Guide, 28
Jan. n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013. Bulimia Nervosa Fact Sheet. U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, 15 June 2009. Web. 14 Jan. 2013.