Eating Disorders: A Patient-Centered Approach by Kathleen M. Berg, Dermot J. Hurley, James A. McSherry, Nancy

By Kathleen M. Berg, Dermot J. Hurley, James A. McSherry, Nancy E. Strange, Ian McWhinney

Written by means of a group skilled within the care of sufferers with consuming problems, this article demonstrates how the patient-centered medical process will help clinicians to profit tips to diagnose this complicated psychosocial disease. It additionally describes the therapy and restoration technique. Case experiences, qualitative reviews, bills by means of sufferers and private memoirs are incorporated. perception is equipped into the disciplines so much concerned with those sufferers: relatives medication, medical psychology, dietetics and social work/family treatment.

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Most clinicians believe that young women need to be emancipated from these absurd pressures. To do this, we have to address weight prejudice and the stigma attached to obesity in our society. Weight prejudice Prejudice against obesity is widespread in our society. It is stereotypically assumed that obese people eat more, exercise less, have more psychological problems and experience greater health risks than thin people. Excess female £esh, once a symbol of fertility and abundance, is now associated with being out of control, laziness, lack of willpower, incompetence and unattractiveness.

The stress of trying to do it all can be overwhelming. It leads women to feel out of control and ine¡ective in meeting the challenges of life and it can lead girls to be extremely wary of going out into the world. Feelings of ine¡ectiveness and loss of control are common themes in the lives of those with eating disorders. Individual predispositions The multidimensional model acknowledges the presence of certain individual predispositions, including personality traits and early childhood experiences which play a contributory role in the development of eating disorders.

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