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Simple Questions About Eating Disorders

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1. Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness in which there is a preoccupation with dieting and thinness.  True
False
2. One percent of teenage girls in the U.S. develops anorexia nervosa and up to 10% of those may die as a result of the illness.  True
False
3. Bulimia nervosa (bulimia) is described as a disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of food in one sitting) which are almost always followed by purging (ridding the body of food).  True
False
4. Bulimic individuals always purge their meals by vomiting.  True
False
5. After purging their meals, bulimic individuals often feel a sense of euphoria (euphoria also means "having really good feelings," also know as "getting high"). This euphoric feeling is one of the main reasons why bulimic behavior is addictive.  True
False
6. Individuals with anorexia nervosa frequently eat large quantities of food and then purge it by vomiting or using laxatives.  True
False
7. A stressful life in combination with poor "coping skills" may lead to anorexia.  True
False
8. Most eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, occur in young women, but may effect either males or females of any age.(Ref)  True
False
9. The percentage of men getting eating disorders is increasing in the United States. (Ref)  True
False
10. Anorexic individuals may actually believe that they are overweight.  True
False

 
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