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Anorexia by Mariella Marie

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*This a project for a high school AP Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher …

*This a project for a high school AP Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher Chris Jocham: jocham@fultonschools.org


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  • 1. Anorexia
    By: Mariella Marie
    *This a project for a high school AP Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher Chris Jocham: jocham@fultonschools.org
  • 2. About Anorexia
    Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which someone takes dangerous measures to lose weight. These measures may include: skipping meals, using laxatives, avoiding food, intense and compulsive exercising, and eating food in unreasonably small quantities.
  • 3.
  • 4. Symptoms
    Fear of gaining weight, even though underweight
    Intense resistance to being at healthy body weight for age and height
    Infrequent or absent period, or delayed onset of first period
    Denial of the severity of disorder
  • 5.
  • 6. Treatment
    Treatment of anorexia requires a specific program that involves three main phases:
    restoring weight that has been lost to severe dieting and purging
    treating any psychological disturbances, such as distortion of body image, low self-esteem, and interpersonal or emotional conflicts; and
    achieving long-term remission and rehabilitation, or full recovery.
  • 7.
  • 8. Who’s At Risk?
    Females make up 95% of the anorexic population
    Most are also teenage girls
    Caucasians more affected than any other race
    More common in middle and upper classes
  • 9. According to the statistics these girls are at higher risk for developing Anorexia Nervosa.
  • 10. Causes
    Dysfunction in hypothalamus which controls metabolism
    Feeding problems or general under eating as an infant
    Maternal depressive symptoms
    Peer pressure to look a certain way
    Poor self image
  • 11.
  • 12. Health Risks
    Low blood pressure
    Abnormally slow heart rate
    Constipation
    Abdominal pain
    Absence of menstrual periods
  • 13. Low Blood Pressure
    Abdominal Pain
    Absence of Period
  • 14. Health Risks (cont.)
    Decreased urination
    Potassium deficiency
    Bone density loss
    Anemia
    Electrolyte imbalance
  • 15. Anemia
    Bone Density Loss
    Potassium Defficiency
  • 16. Basic Criteria For Diagnosis
    The actual criteria for anorexia nervosa are found in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
    A synopsis found on medicine.net:
    “The refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (maintaining a body weight less than 85% of the expected weight)An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though the person is underweightSelf-perception that is grossly distorted, excessive emphasis on body weight in self-assessment, and weight loss that is either minimized or not acknowledged completely
    In women who have already begun their menstrual cycle, at least three consecutive periods are missed (amenorrhea), or menstrual periods occur only after a hormone is administered.”
  • 17. Look how much its grown over the years!
    What professionals use to diagnose anorexia and other mental disorders
  • 18. Celebs That Have Battled the Disease
    Alanis Morissette
    Mary-Kate Olsen
    Victoria Beckham
  • 19.
  • 20. THE END
  • 21. How I Feel…
    Having Anorexia, I feel unconfident in myself.
  • 22. How I Feel…(cont.)
    Sometimes I’m scared I might die, but I’m even more scared of being fat.
  • 23. I Have a strong aversion to food, I have since I was a little girl.
  • 24. I hate looking in the mirror…
  • 25. Food is bad for me, I don’t even like to as much as smell it.
  • 26. When I do eat, I eat bland foods like rice and crackers.
  • 27. The only beverages I drink are Right Size Smoothies and water.