Anorexia Nervosa. For High School Students Casey Grasso Cone MW 9:25. WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?. Anorexia Nervosa is…. An eating disorder where one continually starves themselves. AND/OR…. Disorder that focuses on food but attempts to deal with perfection. Probable Causes. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
For High School Students
Casey GrassoCone MW 9:25
WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?+An eating disorder where one
continually starves themselves.
Anorexia Nervosa is+AND/OR.Disorder that focuses on food but
attempts to deal with perfection.
+Low self-esteemPerfectionist standards from peers, families,
Anorexia Nervosa Patients tend to have: Probable Causes
+Probable Causes cont.
Poor body imageIdealized thinnessDissatisfied with their own
+10-15% of patients are males Less likely to seek treatment
because womens diseaseGay males: 15% bulimic & 20% anorexic
MALES CAN BE ANOREXIC TOO+Types of AnorexiaInduced vomiting
after eating.Leads to serious digestive system health
risks.Restricted amount of food entered into the body.Dieting,
fasting, and exercising.PURGINGRestricting
+Slow heart rateBrittle bonesMuscle lossAnorexia Physical Signs
+ 9Anorexia Physical Signs and Symptoms cont.DehydrationFainting
&/or fatigueDecreased fertility
Dramatic weight lossDenial of being too thinFixation on body
imageCritical of appearanceAnorexia Behavioral Signs and
Symptoms+Preoccupation with food
Secret food rituals
Anorexia Behavioral Signs and Symptoms cont.
+ Using laxatives or diet pillsThrowing up immediately after
eatingCompulsive exercise Signs and Symptoms of Purging
OTHER NEGATIVE EFFECTS+ THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIETING AND
ANOREXIAAttempt to control weight
Attempt to control life
HEALTHY DIETINGANOREXIASelf-esteem based on body imageWeight
loss is a way to be happy
Becoming thin is all that matters; health is not a
concern.Self-esteem based on more than body image.
Weight loss to be healthy
Goal is to lose weight in a healthy way.
1 in every 200 American women suffer3rd most common chronic
illness among young adults.+
Most common age is between 12 and 25Only 1 in 10 people receive
STATISTICS + Certain cultures influence diseases like
anorexiaWestern society mostly
Families, friends, and environments
+Steps to RecoveryAdmitting you have a problemTalk to
someoneStay away from people and places that may cause a
relapseSeek professional help
+HOW TO HELPConfront the patientTalk to an adult or
professionalCall the National Eating Disorders Association
1-847-931-2237OR research for tips on:National Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Kill!+