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Anorexia - def

Intense, irrational beliefs about their weight. Self starvation happens here!


Bulimia - what happens here?

binging and purging.


Binge eating disorder - def

repeated episodes of binge eating, consuming large amounts of calories, and then they become distressed.


Eating disorders are almost always comorbid with other psychiatric illnesses. T/F?



For people with anorexia nervosa, how is it linked to maturation?

A lot of women with anorexia are afraid of sexual maturation. Since anorexia causes amennorhea, etc, it plays a part in this!


As a nurse, we should take a parental role in patient's with anorexia and such. T/F?

FALSE, we should not.


Anorexia - what are some clinical signs?

Cachectic (severely underweight with muscle wasting) and lanugo (growth of fine, downy hair on the face and back).
Individuals with the binge-purge type of anorexia might also have swollen parotid glands.


What do we want to do first for a patient who is very sick and unstable with anorexia?

Stabilize them!


What is refeeding syndrome?

This is when the demands of a replenished circulatory system overwhelm the capacity of a nutritionally depleted cardiac muscle, resulting in cardiovascular collapse.


What is overgeneralization?

It's when a single event affects unrelated situations. Like, "he didn't ask me out. Must be because I'm fat."


What is all-or-nothing thinking?

Reasoning is absolute and extreme. It's black and white. "If I have one popsicle, I must eat five."


What is catastrophizing?

The consequences of an event are magnified. "If I gain weight, my weekend will be ruined."


Personalization - what is it?

Events are overinterpreted as having personal significance. "I know everybody is watching me eat."


What is emotional reasoning?

Subjective emotions determine reality. "I know I'm fat because I feel fat."


When hospitalized, we want to worry about what caused the problems for the patient. T/F?

False - that is usually done in an outpatient setting.