1. Describe two differences between “disordered eating” and “eating disorders.” Give an example of each.
2. What are the three major criteria of anorexia according to the American Psychiatric Association?
3. Describe four behavioral/emotional signs or symptoms of bulimia.
4. Even after returning to healthy body weights and eating patterns, women have experienced anorexia -triggered amenorrhea:
a. remain at increased risk for osteoporosis
b. experience reproductive problems
c. have low estrogen levels
d. are at increased risk of heart failure
5. Why are some athletes at increased risk for eating disorders?
6. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which of the following is one of the sports with the highest numbers of male athletes with eating disorders?
a. Gymnastics c. Swimming
b. Baseball d. Wrestling
7. Choose two of the two potential causes of eating disorders outlined in the textbook and describe in detail.
8. Which of the following is an effective treatment strategy for eating disorders?
a. Family members should encourage children to focus on improving their negative body features through means other than eating.
b. Treatment goals for people with bulimia nervosa should include the reduction and eventual elimination of bingeing and purging.
c. Treatment goals for people with anorexia nervosa should include tracking their calories daily to ensure they are eating enough.
d. Family members should advice their children to “just eat” as encouragement against anorexia nervosa.
9. List the three components of the female athlete triad.
10. List two suggestions for promoting healthy body images for children and adolescents.
Whereas disorder eating has been defined as an array of asymmetrical eating manners that may or may not warrant a diagnosis of a particular eating syndrome, eating disorder on the other hand can be described as ailment characterized by unbalanced eating habits and extreme agony or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disorder may lead to excessive or insufficient intake of food with unimagined attendant consequences on the individual well-being. There is a thin line between the two ideas and in most instances, they have been assumed to mean one and the same thing. This paper therefore seeks to draw the differences between the two concepts.