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Study Guide Answers

1.     What is defined as a desire for food based on emotional factors rather than on hunger or nutritional need.
     Appetite
2.     It is more socially acceptable for males in the U.S. to be overweight than females. True or False.
     True
3.     What is an eating disorder?
     A complex psychological illness that centers on food and diet.
4.     _____________ is also known as the binge eating disorder.
     Compulsive overeating
5.     What are some of the conflicts that may lead to a disorder?
     Stress, unhappiness, depression, guilt, anxiety, sexual abuse or physical abuse
6.     Causes if eating disorders may include genetic predisposition. True or False.
     True
7.     A low _____________ can lead to an irregular heartbeat, heart failure or death.
     Serum potassium
8.     Eating disorders act as a ___________ coping mechanism for stress.
     Negative
9.     Bulimia nervosa is a disorder that consists of what two actions?
     Bingeing and purging
10.     The easiest part of treating an eating disorder is getting the person to change eating habits. True or False.
     False ? hardest
11.     ___________ is sometimes referred to the "starving disease."
     Anorexia
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