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Ch 23: Nutritional Deficiencies, Eating Disorders & Addictions

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Gain a better understanding of eating disorders, nutritional deficiencies and addictive behaviors by referring to this chapter. Use these lessons to support your class materials or as a study aid before taking an exam.

Nutritional Deficiencies, Eating Disorders & Addictions - Chapter Summary

How do eating disorders affect nutritional intake and overall health? How do nutritional deficiencies occur? What effects do addictions have on diet? These are some of the main questions you'll explore when you use this chapter. You'll also study the causes and effects of an imbalanced diet. Once you complete your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Provide information on imbalanced diets
  • Define and give examples of nutrient deficiencies
  • Compare body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders
  • Discuss binge eating disorder and obesity
  • List causes of eating disorders
  • Detail types and warning signs of addictive behaviors
  • Explain how addiction affects diet and wellness

These short lessons can be viewed on any device at all times, and they offer a well-rounded overview of each topic. Access the lessons as often as needed to ensure you fully understand this material, and feel free to contact the instructors if you have any questions regarding a lesson topic. Take the self-assessment quizzes to determine if you have successfully mastered lesson concepts as you move through the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: Nutritional Deficiencies, Eating Disorders & Addictions
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Imbalanced Diet: Effects & Causes

1. Imbalanced Diet: Effects & Causes

Explore how an imbalanced diet affects a person's health. Explore the causes of an imbalanced diet, such as an excess or deficiency in one or more types of nutrients, and the physical effects of each type of nutrient imbalance.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

2. Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explain what nutrient deficiencies are, and how deficiencies of certain vitamins and minerals occur. Next, we will review what problems are associated with these deficiencies.

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

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

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition in which a person is extremely preoccupied with a perceived physical defect or flaw in his or her appearance. Learn about the definition of BDD and discover different types of eating disorders.

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

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

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder caused by extreme fear of gaining weight and an obsession with maintaining body weight that is below normal. Explore the definition, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for anorexia nervosa, and understand the factors that distinguish anorexia nervosa from other eating disorders. Recognize that anorexia nervosa is a mental illness that can be fatal, and understand the role of therapy in treating this condition.

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

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

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder caused by misconceptions of body image and an obsession with losing weight. Explore the definition, subtypes, symptoms, causes, treatment, and prognosis for bulimia nervosa. Understand how purging bulimia differs from non-purging bulimia, and recognize the roles of education and therapy in helping individuals overcome this disorder.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

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

A binge-eating disorder is when one eats more than others typically eat, with a lack of control over what, how much, and how often they eat. Explore the definition of this disorder, the causes and treatment, and the specific consequences of obesity.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

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

Eating disorders are defined as behavioral and psychological disorders that affect a person's perception of food and body image, and are commonly categorized under two types: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Learn more about the causes of eating disorders, how they manifest through gender and culture, the physical and mental risks, and what steps can be taken to help those struggling.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

8. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

Addictive behavior occurs when an addiction becomes out of control and there are negative consequences on the body's health. Understand the main types of addictions and common warning signs of addictive behavior.

How Addiction Impacts Diet & Wellness

9. How Addiction Impacts Diet & Wellness

This lesson is going to go over some of the ways by which addiction impacts a person's diet and general wellness. We'll cover how alcohol abuse, smoking, and illicit drug abuse are involved in this.

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