Anorexia vs. Bulimia Many people in today’s society are affected by eating disorders and their deadly side effects. Two of the most common eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are often confused with each other because they each share many of the same qualities; however, each disorder has its own distinct behaviors that make it quite different from the other. Because each disorder is serious and can be deadly, it is important for people to understand each one individually in order to be able to distinguish between the two. Anorexia is a psychological disorder consisting of the refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for one’s age and height. People with anorexia often have an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though they are underweight. Anorexia is diagnosed when there is an absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. Its onset begins in mid-adolescence when diagnosed weight is considerably decreased. Binge-eating is a symptom present for nearly half of all anorexics. The mortality rate of those with anorexia is around five percent within ten years without treatment. Cardiovascular changes like decreased heart rate and decreased blood pressure are more prevalent with anorexics than with bulimics. The most effective method in anorexia treatment is family therapy in which the family members are consulted by the psychiatrist along with the patient. Bulimia is a psychological disorder consisting of serious overeating followed by a sense of guilt. With bulimia, there are recurrent episodes of binge-eating, which is eating an abnormally large amount of
Anorexia Nervosa versus Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa versus Bulimia Nervosa
“It is estimated that 8 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder” (Statistic Brain, 2012). The two most common disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders, but both are often confused. While they are similar in some ways, they also have some distinct differences. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are both psychiatric disorders that are…
history. The three types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues; they are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life threatening consequences for not only females, but also males. One must be aware of the history of eating disorders to truly understand how these disorders are affecting our society.
Anorexia nervosa is when a person starves themselves…
such as bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa (“National Association”). According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, bulimia nervosa is “characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food, and feeling a lack of control over the eating; followed by a type of behavior that compensates for the binge, such as purging (vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics), fasting, and/or excessive exercise.” Anorexia nervosa is…
April 17, 2014
Mim Udovitch vs. Ken Jackson
It seems like every young girl dreams of becoming a model these days. Every young girl has the desire to get thinner than other girls in order to look like models on T.V, magazines and so on. The New York Times publishes articles for the majority of the audience to read, which is mostly adults. Mim Udovitch’s article, “A Secret Society of the Starving” talks about two major eating disorders that are anorexia and bulimia within many girls. Udovitch reports…
We live to fulfill our hierarchy of needs.
3.) Term: lateral vs. ventromedial hypothalamus
Definition: lateral causes you to feel hungry, ventromedial makes you feel full.
Application: If someone lesioned your lateral hypothalamus you would most likely lose a lot of
weight because you would never be hungry again. If someone lesioned your ventromedial
hypothalamus you would most likely gain a lot of weight because you would always feel
4.) Term: anorexia nervosa
Definition: an eating disord…
Identify the role of genes and chromosomes in the development of the fetus.
* The human zygote is the cell that is formed by the union of the sperm and ovum. contains one set of 23 chromosomes from the mom nd another set from the dad. 46 chromosomes arranged in 23 pairs. Chromosomes are composed of long, threadlike molecules of DNA which twist around to form a spiral staircase or a double.
1. Human development begins one cell zygote (zygote). * DNA contains app 20k-25k genes…
omitted ie. Give ball
Overregularization: occur when grammatical rules are incorrectly generalized to irregular cases where they do not apply ie. The girl goed home
Erikson’s 8 stages of Life in which we face a crisis (psychosocial crisis)
1. Trust vs. Mistrust (0-1)
If an infant’s basic biological needs are adequately met by its caregivers and sound attachments are formed, the child should develop an optimistic, trusting attitude…
factors independent of the media. Researchers and psychological social scientists Sally Driscoll and Tamara Campbell emphasize that the obsession with body image that results from low self-esteem is the product of pathological behavior (1). Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and muscle dysmorphia all result from a distorted body image that stems from an internal mental illness that is psychological in nature (2). The low self-esteem that causes this deformed perception has also often been linked to…
Exam Review # 3
Chapter 8: DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Issues in studying human development:
What is human development?
The scientific study of the changes that occur in people as they age from conception until death.
Research design in which one participant or group of participants is studied over a long period of time. Eg: The Cosby Kids.
Research design in which several different participant age groups are studied at one particular point…
Exam 3 review:
Chapter 10—Internal Regulation
* Homeostasis—keeping body variables within fixed range
* Set Point—a single value that the body tries to maintain [e.g. body temp~37oC (98.6oF)]
* negative feedback—inhibits processes to maintain homeostasis
* Allostasis—adaptive way the body changes set point
* Basal Metabolism—energy needed to maintain a constant body temp (~2/3-1/2 energy intake)
* Poikilotherms—body temp is same as environment
* Homeotherms—body temp…