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Anorexia Nervos The Long Term Aims Of Psychological Treatment

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Anorexia nervosa is an extremely serious, life-threatening eating disorder characterised by self-starvation and excessive weight loss, effecting 0.3% of adolescents aged 13 to 18 years (male and female). Signs of this disorder can include Inadequate food intake, Self-esteem overly related to body image, frequent comments about feeling overweight despite being thin, consistent excuses to avoid situations involving food, development of food routines (e.g. eating foods in certain orders, excessive chewing, rearranging food on a plate), and the obvious dramatic weight loss in a short period of time due to very minimal food intake. Approximately 90-95% of anorexia nervosa sufferers are girls and women, although there are the few
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People with bulimia place an extreme emphasis on body shape or weight in their self-evaluation. This can lead to the person’s sense of self-esteem and self worth to be defined by the way one looks. In the whole population 0.9% adolescence have bulimia nervosa (males 0.5%; females 0.9%). Signs of Bulimia include: Evidence of purging behaviours, including frequent trips to the bathroom after meals, signs and/or smells of vomiting, presence of wrappers or packages of laxatives or diuretics, Excessive exercise regimen despite weather, fatigue, illness, or injury, Unusual swelling of the cheeks or jaw area, Calluses on the back of the hands and knuckles from self-induced vomiting,staining of the teeth and Withdrawal from usual friends and activities.

Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people that receive treatment for eating disorders get treatment at a
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