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Psychiatric Disorders: A Case Study

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1. In the article, the authors mentioned testing for psychiatric disorders that might be associated moderators to sexual abuse and alcohol dependence. Why might anorexia and bulimia be associated with sexual abuse later in one's life? Anorexia and bulimia be associated with sexual abuse later in one’s life because it is used to make the physical appearance “less attractive”. To turn to food for “comfort” and become “de-sexualize”, so the traumatic event can be put to an end. According to Copeland, Magnusson, Goransson, and Heilig (2010) stated: “Severe sexual abuse continued to have an independent effect on alcohol dependence status even after accounting for these potential mediators. Of the five psychiatric disorders tested, anxiety, anorexia
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