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Eating Disorders

1.  Eating disorders frequently co-occur with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders.
A) True
B) False
2.  People with this disorder see themselves as overweight even though they are dangerously thin.
A) True
B) False
3.  Anorectics typically experience an absence of menstrual periods and other health problems which negatively impact bone density.
A) True
B) False
4.  Approximately what percent of eating disorder sufferers are male.
A) 1%
B) 5%
C) 10%
D) 15%
5.  The recurrent binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia can affect the entire digestive system and can lead to electrolyte and chemical imbalances.
A) True
B) False
6.  It is often the pain and discomfort related to dental complications that first causes patients to consult with a health professional.
A) True
B) False
7.  The longer the duration of anorexia nervosa the less likely it is that bone mineral density will return to normal.
A) True
B) False
8.  The acute management of severe weight loss is usually provided in an outpatient hospital setting
A) True
B) False
9.  People with eating disorders often do not recognize or admit that they are ill.
A) True
B) False
10.  People who have bulimia often use laxatives or diuretics (water pills) to get rid of the food in their bodies.
A) True
B) False
11.  Those with binge eating disorder have frequent episodes of compulsive overeating, but unlike those with bulimia, they do not purge their bodies of food.
A) True
B) False
12.  Effective prevention programs must address our cultural obsession with slenderness as a physical, psychological, and moral issue.
A) True
B) False

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