Eating Disorder : Anorexia Nervosa

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Bulimia Nervosa To be diagnosed with eating disorder, someone must meet certain criteria. The criterion for diagnosis slightly varies depending on if you are referring to people who (A) fear gaining weight, and have significant weight loss,(B) eating a huge amount of food , then use laxative to remove the binged food, (C) the use of excessive exercise and fasting in order to remove or to reduce the amount of calories consumed, and (D) distorted body image, no matter how thin they become, they still see themselves as fat, or not thin enough. The onset of of symptoms begins usually in early adolescence with the diagnostic of disturbed Body image. Discussion of Diagnosis Eating disorder, Bulimia is an Axis I clinical disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder also written as DSM-IV-TR. The story on this case analysis was performed on Wanda Hoffman a 24 year old woman who presented with the behavior since age 18 after she became a college student. She was overeating in the context of new academic and social demand then inducing vomiting and often skipping lunch meal. The behaviors she exhibited meet most criteria for a diagnosis of eating disorder, Bulimia. Because Wanda exhibits behaviors in each of the diagnostic criteria for eating, disorder, Bulimia it assists us in ruling out other diagnosis. According to the DSM-IV-TR the Diagnostic criteria for eating disorder are broken into two major disorders. The first disorder, Anorexia

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