Physiological Causes & Effects of Eating Disorders


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Which of the following is an eating disorder where a person eats a lot, only to purge later?

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Which of the following is true?

I. People with eating disorders might be at increased risk of having psychological conditions either as a result of the disorder or in conjunction with it.

II. Mental illness is the sole cause of eating disorders.

III. Eating disorders can involve disturbances about one's perception of his or her own weight.


A person with anorexia nervosa may be at increased risk of having which of the following psychological concerns?

I. Depression

II. Anxiety

III. Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz will test how much you know about eating disorders and physiological psychology. You'll be responsible for key topics like an eating disorder where an individual eats a lot and then purges it later and the characteristic(s) of eating disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about the following:

  • Psychological concerns associated with anorexia
  • Symptom of bulimia nervosa
  • The reason(s) a person might lose weight from an eating disorder

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of eating disorder when a person eats and then purges their food
  • Making connections - use your understanding of bulimia nervosa and how it's connected to an individual's teeth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of eating disorders

Additional Learning

For more on the connections between eating disorders and psychology, you can read the lesson entitled Physiological Causes & Effects of Eating Disorders. Follow along with these key areas:

  • Common eating disorders and their effects
  • Neurobiological and neurodevelopmental factors of eating disorders
  • Eating disorder examples