Chapter 8 Eating, Weight, and the Eating Disorders

  1. anorexia nervosa
    a disorder involving extreme thinnes, often achieved through self-starvation
  2. electrolytes
    charged molecules that regulate nerve and muscle impulses throughout the body
  3. amenorrhea
    the cessation of the menstrual cycle
  4. restricting type anorexia
    anorexia in which the indiviualloses weight by severely restricting food intake
  5. bine-eating/purging type anorexia
    anorexia in which the individual loses weight by bingeing and purging
  6. bulimia nervosa
    a disorder involving repeated binge eating followed by compensestory measures to avoid weight gain
  7. purging type bulimia
    bulimia in which the individual tried to avoid weight gain from binges by physically removing ingested food from her body, usually through vomiting or the use of laxitives
  8. non-purging type bulimia
    bulimia in which the individual tried to avoid weight gain from binges by burning off calories, usually through fasting or engaging in excessive exercise
  9. Eating disorder not otherwise specified
    the DSM diagnosis for eating behavior which are disordered but do not meet diagnostic criteria for either anorexia of bulimia
  10. binge eating disorders
    a diagnostic categor currently under study that descrives recurrent episodes of binge eating not followed by compensatory behaviors
  11. subclinical
    the presence of symptoms at levels below the full diagostic criteria for a disorder
  12. reverse anorexia
    a condition, usually affecting men, that involves excessive worry that muscles are too small and underdeveloped
  13. obesity
    the condition of being twenty percent or more over ideal weight
  14. enmeshed
    families in which boundaries between members are weak and relationships tend to be intrusive
  15. indentified patient
    a member of the family identified by the family as having problems; family system theorists see this as a manifestation of a problem in the family system, not in an individual member
  16. catastrophizing
    cognitive term for the tendency to view minor problems as major catastrophes
  17. endorphins
    brain chemicals that reduce pain and produce pleasureable sensations; sometimes referred to as the body's "natural opioids"
  18. SSRI antidepressants
    medications that block the reuptake of serotonine fro mthe synapse; used in the treatment of depression and other disorders
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Chapter 8 Eating, Weight, and the Eating Disorders
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