PSY 352 Week 7 Eating Disorder Case Study



The purpose of this case study is to give you experience in applying course
material to “real-life” situations and to examine issues relating to Health
Psychology principles.

 

The case study will require at least 300 word analysis, and must be typed
and double spaced.  Refer to Eating Disorder Case Study for details.

 

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

 

Submit the assignment according to the directions provided by the
instructor.

 

Carrie is a 17-year-old female who strongly identifies with
the dominant culture. She loves fashion magazines and clothes. Since turning 15
Carrie has noticed that it is harder and harder for her to lose weight. She
spends many hours per day thinking about losing weight and looks in the mirror
at least 20 times per day. Carrie’s family is often negative and she feels she
has few close friends. Carrie’s classmates describe her as very socially
unskilled. She often crash diets, but ultimately ends up overeating and then
feeling guilty. This guilt often causes her to exhibit a depressed and/or angry
mood. Her doctor says she is of normal weight, but she has a fear of gaining
weight.

 

1)     
What (if any) eating disorder is Carrie at risk for
developing and what factors might be contributing?

 

2)     
What symptoms should her family/doctor look for that
she has developed an eating disorder?

 

3)     
If she develops this eating disorder, what treatments
might be effective in treating it?

 

Remember to USE and DEFINE class terms in your
answer (you may use information from lecture, the text, or outside resources).

 

Case studies should be in 12 point Times New Roman font and
should be double-spaced. No title page or reference section is necessary.

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