Examination of a Research Article Mayra Perez Psychology 320 The research article examined for this paper was “Perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa: A 6-24 Month Folow-up Study” done by Kalam Sutandar-Pinnock, D. Blake Woodside, Jacqueline C. Carter, Marion P. Olmsted, and Allan S. Kaplan. The study is about the association among perfectionism and outcome in anorexia nervosa. This reflective follow-up study evaluates perfectionism during admission, discharge, and a 6-24 month follow-up after
Anorexia Nervosa (AN) was the first eating disorder to be classified, with some specific diagnostic criteria developed in the 1970s (Fairburn & Brownell, 2002). AN is a serious psychiatric disorder in terms of aetiology and epidemiology. 0.48% of prevalence of AN is estimated in girls who fall under the 15-19 age group (Lock et al., 2012). In AN, pathological thoughts and behaviours concerning food and weight, as well as emotions about appearance, eating and food co-occur (Lock et al., 2012). These
Anorexia nervosa, a medical condition defined by an abnormal or pronounced lack of appetite, has become a household recognized condition due to its prevalence and impact. Anorexia nervosa is a major eating disorder that disrupts everyday life, resulting in extreme thinness, hormonal imbalances, behavioral signs, and health issues that can lead to death. While the disease strikes across all gender, races, and classes, the victims affected are typically young, healthy, and attractive women of successful
Overcoming eating disorders can be a very difficult task for the people it affects. Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, deadly eating disorder that several people are diagnosed with every year, especially females. Women are seven to ten times more likely to develop an eating disorder than men. What would make someone want to go to the extent to starve themselves to lose weight? There are many reasons why people with Anorexia Nervosa refuse their bodies to eat. Treating the psychological disorder can be a very
Effects of anorexia are mostly seen on the outside of the victim’s body, but do not be fooled. This detrimental eating disorder affects one’s mind just as much as it would the body. What Anorexia does to the mind is that it distorts the way one views their body. Victims of anorexia become fixated on their body image and overly critical about their flaws and weight. Even being obviously underweight, Anorexics will continuously deny that they have a problem and continue with their fatal practices.
One of the themes that will be discussed is the family and anorexia nervosa; this subject will be looked into to find out how families of anorexia nervosa sufferers deal with the difficulties and complications of living with an individual who has been affected by the disorder. Anorexia nervosa does not just have an effect on the individual who is suffering from the disorder but can in fact impact the whole family of that individual. “The association of family dynamics and the relationship to eating
author of this article, Dr. Austin, is with the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health of Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is an award-winning researcher, and her primary research addresses social and environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders in school and community settings. This journal article was
There are several research methods and designs available to researchers. With all these options, researchers must stay focused as they collect, and analyze the information as the information needs to be presented in a format that ismindfullofo the audience it is presented to. This paper describes the tow design methods that will be employed in my hypothetical research. Hypothetical Research Designs Anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder with psychological roots. This disorder affects both
eating disorders are heterosexual women. While there is research supporting the hypothesis that heterosexual females may be the group most affected by eating disorders and the associated psychological factors, this group is by no means the only group of people who encounter these disorders. People of every gender and sexual orientation can all experience the symptoms and factors that are associated with eating disorders. The focus of this paper is to look at which factors are more correlated with certain
Bulimia and anorexia are the two eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is the more sever disorder where teenage girls would starve themselves to stay skinny and keep their weight down. Anorexia nervosa is the eating disorder where girls would not eat at all in order to stay skinny. According to Steinberg, some anorexics would lose 25% to 50% of their body weight. Research has reported that more than half of teenage girls would prefer to be thinner than they are, and more... ... middle of paper ... .