Using the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and evidence-based scholarly articles, address the
Explain the neurology of anorexia. Does the characterization of anorexia as a mental
illness surprise you? What are your thoughts on the personal and/or cultural
implications of classifying anorexia in this way, as opposed to a lifestyle choice or a
matter of willpower? How might you support a family (or client) who is resistant to
this seeing anorexia as a mental illness?
Describe and discuss changes in personality and social behavior that might be seen
with anorexia. How would you assess for these changes?
Provide an overview of the health consequences and medical complications of
Create a treatment plan for a client with anorexia using family-based therapy or other