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Anorexia Nervosa

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Caitlyn Holley

on 16 December 2013

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Anorexia Nervosa
Case Study
A 19 year old girl was put into a hospital for a few months and weighed only 64 pounds when she went in. When she was released from the hospital she weighed about 105 pounds. She went underweight for revenge on her mother and attention from people.
Famous/Popular People with Anorexia Nervosa
Lucy Hale
Mary Kate Olson
Lady Gaga
Demi Lovato
Brittany Snow
Ashlee Simpson
Symptoms and Behaviors
weight loss
fear of gaining weight
preoccupation with weight and body image
denial of seriousness
sometimes binge-eating and purging if at designated type
Treatment Options
Individual Therapy
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
Atypical antipsychotics
Lifetime prevalence is 0.5%
Male anorexia is one-tenth the percentage of women
Percents increasing
Familial Pattern
Increased risk with first-degree relatives of a person with anorexia
Increased Mood Disorders with the relatives
More Mood issues are involved with those who binge-eat and purge
Course of Anorexia
highly variable
typically begins in mid- to late adolescence
some recover fully, some fluctuate in weight gain followed by relapse, some experience deteriorating course over many years
within the first five years a significant fraction with Restricting Type develop binge eating
hospitalization may be required
long term mortality is over ten percent
Bio- loss of appetite
Physio- someone thinking they are overweight when they are not
Social- not eating to try to fit in with society
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