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Ch 16: Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology

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Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The topic of eating disorders is frequently discussed in high school, but eating disorders can affect people at any time in their lives. Eating disorders are often thought of as a female issue, but men can suffer from them too. Eating disorders don't discriminate. Anyone of any gender, race or age can suffer from an eating disorder. Having an eating disorder is more than just being diet obsessed. With a real eating disorder, a person has very little control over their actions, despite the fact that eating disorders can have side effects as serious as death. Having a bad relationship with food is only a very small part of this type of disorder. You will learn in this chapter about how these disorders affect a person and what may happen to someone with an eating disorder. Additionally, lessons will cover topics that include:

  • Definition of eating disorder
  • Historical views about eating disorders
  • Causes of eating disorders
  • Treatment options
  • Risk factors
  • Symptoms

VideoObjective
Eating Disorders Study eating disorders to figure out what they are and how they are viewed, both now and in the past.
What Is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Take a look at anorexia, as it is commonly called, to learn about the causes and treatment.
What Is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Find out about the eating disorder that is commonly called bulimia and learn about its causes and treatments.
What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives Examine the causes of eating disorders in-depth with discussions of the multidimensional risk perspective, ego deficiencies, cognitive factors, mood disorders, biological factors, societal pressures, the family environment and multicultural factors.

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