Eating disorders

Select ONE disorder that you have never heard of before or do NOT know about from this list:
Agoraphobia
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Dissociative Disorder
Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, etc.)
Factitious Disorder (FD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Pica
Selective mutism
Somatic (Psych Central Staff, 1).
Step 2: Learn more about the disorder you selected by visiting either: https://psychcentral.com/disorders/disorders OR https://www.verywellmind.com/a-list-of-psychological-disorders-2794776
Step 3: Respond to the discussion by
Identifying what disorder you selected,
Describing the symptoms and
What you find interesting about this condition

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Stress, eating disorders, motivation

Identify a particular topic of interest (e.g., stress, eating disorders, motivation,
generalized anxiety, intelligence, dissociative identity disorder, etc.) related specifically
to the field of psychology. Note: The more specific your topic (i.e., Alzheimer’s Disease
instead of Memory Loss), the less difficult it may be to formulate a well-researched and
thorough paper, though either topic is acceptable.
 Identify and thoroughly address at least four (4) subject areas (or themes) of
discussion as they relate to the topic of interest. For instance, if researching Anorexia
Nervosa, subject areas/themes might include the following: the nature of the disorder,
symptoms, causes, diagnosis, at-risk groups, and/or treatment options.
 Apply at least two (2) areas of diversity to your topic within your paper. Specific areas
of diversity may include any of the following (please choose only from the list provided):
age/ageism, gender/gender identity, sex/sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion,
socioeconomic status, education, family status, mental or physical ability/disability,
geographic location, cultural beliefs and/or practices. If a student should choose a
topic such as Anxiety Disorder, they could give examples of how a person’s age and
education might influence and/or contribute to this condition.

Sample Solution

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are widely misunderstood illnesses and support options, as well as counselors prepared to help this population, are either unprepared or in-experienced. Eating disorder services are often difficult to access. As a result, too many people are left without receiving the full range of services needed.

Let’s have a robust discussion this week on eating disorders!

What is the percentage of individuals with alcohol or drug use disorders who present with eating disorders, the types of eating disorders and the type of help needed? Can people recover from eating disorders?

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can plague both males and females, and they generally have different unattainable physical appearance-related goals. Males may feel the need to develop large muscles and are more vulnerable to taking drugs or embarking on exercise regimens that move them in that direction. For males who are obese or disinterested in athletics, there may be considerable social pressure and harassment to increase their muscle mass or overall strength. Females tend to gain weight and body fat during puberty. This tendency is in direct opposition to the “skinny” images they are exposed to through the media. As a consequence, girls are more likely to diet and exercise in ways that emphasize thinness and weight loss instead of fitness. These actions can result in eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa, the act of starving oneself, and bulimia nervosa, the act of binging and purging, are chronic conditions among many children and adolescents.

Consider the differences between normal variations in body image and what constitutes an eating disorder. In addition, consider what types of interventions are most effective with children and adolescents with eating disorders.

Explain two differences between normal variations of body image and a diagnosable eating disorder.
Explain three key elements that you would include in an intervention for the prevention of eating disorders.
Explain which of the three key elements would be developmentally appropriate for children and developmentally appropriate for adolescents, and explain why.
Explain which of the three key elements might apply best to males and which of the three key elements might apply best to females, and explain why. Be specific.
Justify your response using the week’s resources and the current literature

Sample Solution

Eating disorders

Pick one of the other eating disorders (purging disorder, night eating syndrome, OSFED) and describe the key difference(s) between the disorder you chose and the eating disorders described in the DSM-5. How would you screen, assess, diagnosis, treat, and refer a patient with this diagnosis?

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Eating disorders

1-Pick one of the other eating disorders (purging disorder, night eating syndrome, OSFED) and describe the key difference(s) between the disorder you chose and the eating disorders described in the DSM-5. How would you screen, assess, diagnosis, treat, and refer a patient with this diagnosis?
2-Discuss the different approaches you would take when completing a psychiatric interview with a child or adolescent client versus with an adult client with OSFED. Identify specific differences in interviewing techniques. Articulate the developmental differences you would take into consideration.
3-“Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders” is not found in the DSM-5. However, have you seen them in clinicals or personally with your friends or family? If in clinicals, describe your experience of interviewing, assessing, diagnosing, treating, and referring the patient. If personally, describe the same hypothetically. (Be sure to use pseudonyms.)

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Eating Disorders

With all the fad diets on the internet how do you know if your athlete is following a fad diet or when they have an eating disorder?

What is the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating? What are key things you observe from your athletes when they have an eating disorder?

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