12th Class Psychology Solved Paper - Psychology-2018 Delhi

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    Explain the forms of eating disorders associated with distorted body image.


    Eating Disorder refers to serious disruption of the eating habit or the appetite manifested as distorted body image. The main types are:
    1. Anorexia nervosa, the individual has a distorted body image that leads her/him to see herself/himself as overweight. Often refusing to eat, exercising compulsively and developing unusual habits such as refusing to eat in front or others, the person with anorexic may lose large amounts of weight and even starve which may led her/him to death.
    2. Bulimia nervosa, the individual may eat excessive amounts of food, men purge her/his body of food by using medicines such as laxatives or diuretics or by vomiting. The person often feels disgusted and ashamed when she/he binges and is relieved of tension and negative emotions after purging.
    3. Binge eating, there are frequent episodes of our-of-control eating.

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