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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Which is not a criterion for inpatient treatment of eating disorders?

  1. a. Social isolation or depression
  2. b. Excessive parental expectations
  3. c. Weight loss of more than 10 lb in three months
  4. d. Unwillingness to eat or drink

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Eating disorders are often percieved as lifestyle choice. However,eating disorders can also be fatal if they severely disturb an individual’s eating behaviour. An eating disorder is often characterised by individual being preoccupied with thoughts on body weight, shape, and food habits. Some common eating disorders include bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, anorexia nervoosa, and so on.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer.

Option c. is given as “Weight loss of more than 10 lb in three months”. Individuals are recommended inpatient treatment for eating disorders only if they are psychologically or medically unstable with life threatening diseases. Weight loss of more than 10 lb in three months is not life threatening and the patient can be treated as an outpatient.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Social isolation or depression”.

Social isolation and depression are psychosocial criteria that require the patient to be in counseled as an inpatient with periodic evaluation of effectiveness of intervention.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer.

Option b. is given as “Excessive parental expectations”...

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