Eating Disorders : The, Rumination Disorder And Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder-

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Anita case reflects the perfect example of an eating disorder included in the DSM-5 in one single category called feeding and eating disorders. “Three disorders - pica, rumination disorder and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder- typically begin in infancy or childhood, often among children with intellectual disabilities” (Oltmanns & Emery, 2015, p263).
There are other feeding-eating disorders as anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa that “typically affect adolescent and young adult woman” (Oltmanns & Emery, 2015, p263).

Background Information
Anita is the oldest of three sisters, she started practicing gymnastics when she was 3 years old and competed all the way through high school. Because this sport requires athletes to maintain a standard weight for the practice, Anita became extremely vigilant, very early in life about the amount of calories included in her diet, to make sure the intake was balanced with the expenditure.
In addition to this particular circumstance, Anita’s mother and a maternal aunt both had anorexia nervosa when they were younger, which doesn’t mean that Anita will inherit an eating disorder yet “genes may influence personality characteristics such as anxiety that, in turn, increases the risk for an eating disorder”(Klump & Culber, 2007). These circumstances probably explain Anita’s tendency to create unreasonable goals in life and tendency to perfectionist behavior, which is probably the reason why she has always been a strong student but…

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