UMass Amherst PSYCH 380 - Psych 380 Exam 3 Study Guide (6 pages)

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Psych 380 Exam 3 Study Guide

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Psych 380 - Abnormal Psychology

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Anorexia Nervosa Restricting food intake calories fallen below minimum threshold for weight 85 of normal body weight distorted view of self intense fear of becoming overweight period stops Rigid thinking about food good food vs bad food See themselves as 20 30 lbs heavier literal distortion Goal of becoming thing preoccupation with food distorted thinking psychological and medical problems associated with disorder Restricting type o Lose weight by cutting out bad foods work out more than they eat Binge eating purging type o Binge eat lots of calories then make up for it by puking excessively working out or using laxatives to lose weight Treatments o 1 restore person to normal body weight 2 use therapy after addressing eating habits need to overcome underlying psychological problems to achieve lasting improvement o Cognitive behavioral therapy Broad cognitive distortion lies at the center of disordered eating negative self judgement based on body shape weight o Family therapy Family may play an important role in eating disorders A rigid families place importance on looks B chaotic families Bulimia Nervosa Both episodes of eating lots of calories 1 000s binge in one sitting AND purging Patients generally normal weight partake in 1 30 binges per week often in secret feelings associated with a binge engage in compensatory behavior after binge Different than anorexia nervosa because anorexia needs to be below body weight o Bulimia nervosa has no body weight limit Purging type o Characterized by purging o Binging once a week for 3 months o Diet exercise binge purge repeat Slows metabolism often gain weight o Restricting pattern then binge purge Non purging type o Binge eating disorder o Has binging once a week for 3 months but NO purging compensatory behaviors Treatment o 1 restore person to normal body weight 2 use therapy After addressing eating habits need to overcome underlying psychological problems to achieve lasting improvement o Cognitive behavioral therapy Broad



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