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Ch 14: Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition

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Watch eating disorders video lessons and learn about anorexia nervosa, night eating, risk factors and much more. Use the self-assessment quizzes to make sure you're up to speed on key concepts associated with eating disorders.

Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter explores eating disorders, including society's obsession with being thin, different types of disorders and historical views on disorders. You'll examine anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, including symptoms and treatments. The professional instructors who lead you through these lessons will discuss causes of eating disorders, risk factors and warning signs. Cultural and cognitive behavioral views on eating disorders are also covered in these lessons. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • Societal concerns about body weight
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Night eating syndrome
  • Trends and influences
  • Prevention methods

Video Objectives
Eating Disorders Provides a definition for eating disorders. Discusses current and historical views about disorders.
Why Society is Obsessed with Being Thin Examines reasons that many people are obsessed with body weight, especially on being thin.
What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis Describes characteristics of this disorder. Presents early symptoms of anorexia, treatment methods and prognosis.
What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis Outlines the multiple symptoms of bulimia. Examines subtypes of this disorder, causes and treatment options.
Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment Introduces the criteria for a binge eating disorder diagnosis. Describes the connection between binge eating and obesity. Assesses sociocultural and cognitive behavioral views of this disorder.
Night Eating Syndrome & the Female Athlete Triad: Eating Disorders Explores other forms of eating disorders. Details night eating syndrome and the female athlete triad.
What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives Analyzes the multidimensional risk perspective on eating disorders. Discusses genetic, neurobiological, cognitive and personality factors. Details media influence, gender and family environment factors and trends.
Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention Introduces methods for reducing the development of eating disorders. Examines ways to use warning signs to spot early cases.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition
Eating Disorders

1. Eating Disorders

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

2. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

3. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

4. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

5. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

6. Reducing Eating Disorder Development: Warning Signs & Prevention

Eating disorders are easier to prevent than to cure. Learn how to identify warning signs in the early stages to allow for early intervention and even the prevention of common eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, in this lesson.

Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. Night Eating Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

We all enjoy an occasional midnight snack, but for someone suffering from night eating syndrome, late night eating happens on a regular basis and makes up 25% or more of their daily caloric intake. Learn about the causes, risks and treatments in this lesson.

Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

8. Female Athlete Triad: Definition & Treatment

For some female athletes, working out and dieting too hard can lead to health problems. Learn about the female athlete triad, a condition associated with disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis in active girls and women, in this lesson.

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