Annotated Bibliography: Anorexia Nervosa

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Annotated Bibliography: Anorexia Nervosa
Ann Jones
LeTourneau University

Annotated Bibliography:
Backholm, K., Isomaa, R., & Birgegård, A. (2013). The prevalence and impact of trauma history in eating disorder patients. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 41-8. Doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.22482. This article explored the connection between traumatic events and eating disorders in people. The researchers recognized the problem of eating disorders and its altering effect on intuition, mental functions, anxiety levels, and discernment; also, eating disorders and specifically anorexia nervosa (AN), a form of an eating disorder, are known as one of the most deadly psychological disorders. The purpose of the study was to discover
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Of that sample size, 843 people, 18.6%, reported a traumatic event and 204, 24.2% of those with a traumatic event, reported an additional traumatic event category. The most common traumatic event reported by those with eating disorders was sexual trauma. The resulting difference between each traumatic event and eating disorder was minimal; but the severity of the traumatic incident correlated with the eating disorder symptoms, depressive symptoms, and low self-esteem. This article is relevant to the research on anorexia nervosa because it explains the hidden factors behind eating disorders along with a detailed study on how traumatic events can affect body image. The study ascertained that self-image, emotional stability, and trauma history are all influences on psychological disorders such as anorexia…show more content…
(2014). The results of research aimed at identifying psychological predictors of impulsive and restrictive behaviours in a population of females suffering from anorexia or bulimia nervosa -- the author's own research report. Archives of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, 16(2), 29-42.
This article explored the topic of identifying symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). The Eating Disorder Inventory led a study, conducted by D. Garner, that studied females with AN to classify behavior exclusive to the psychological disorder. The researchers recognized the problem of trying to identify any restrictive manners or detrimental behaviors that could identify a person with AN. The purpose of the research was to find tell-tale symptoms or psychological indicators of AN in patients.
The study conducted had a sample size of 90 Polish women with AN and the control group was 120 females without any signs of an eating disorder. These females were studied to identify any substantial differences in behavior. The result of the study was that females with AN exhibited less control over cognitive function and emotional behavior. The conclusion reached was that being able to identify the symptoms typical of an eating disorder in females could help in improving treatments and could also prevent any dangerous habits developed by those with

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