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What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

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Eating disorders are a result of both _____ and _____ issues.

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1. Debby notices that her friend Tara has been very anxious lately and likes to stay in on the weekends. She also notices that Tara looks skinny and her clothes are beginning to hang on her. Debby wonders if Tara might be bulimic. Does Debby's thinking match the situation?

2. Ayda is a teenager living in the Middle East. She is surrounded by a conservative culture that her family has lived in for centuries. Janet is a teenager living in the United States. She is surrounded by modern American culture and her family has few ties to its generational past. Which of the following factors would MOST LIKELY cause you to predict that these two girls would not experience the same situation with regard to developing an eating disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Eating disorders are tragic, deadly diseases that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to understand. Learn and remember information of the numerous risks associated with these diseases and what causes them to occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Gender and eating disorders
  • Characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Contributing factors to eating disorders
  • The definition of risk factor
  • The classification of eating disorders

Skills Practiced

These tools will measure your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the risks and causes of eating disorders
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as risk factor and Anorexia Nervosa
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding eating disorders and gender

Additional Learning

Make sure you are comfortable with information regarding eating disorders by reviewing the corresponding lesson called What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives. You can work on these objectives using this lesson:

  • Identify the characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Understand the relationship between gender and eating disorders
  • Define the term 'risk factor'
  • Distinguish psychological and behavioral conditions
  • Know which factors can contribute to eating disorders
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