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Ch 8: Eating Disorders & Treatments

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Eating Disorders and Treatment- Chapter Summary

This chapter is intended to help you review what eating disorders are and how they are treated. You will study the different types of eating disorders there are and different treatments available. Every lesson in this chapter will detail a specific topic of study, including:

  • Eating disorders and their potential causes
  • Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating and obesity
  • How to spot warning signs and prevent eating disorders

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Eating Disorders & Treatments
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

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 Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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.

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