Anorexia nervosa is characterized by extreme restriction of food intake to the point of excessive weight loss and self-starvation. The essential features of anorexia include:
The diagnosis of anorexia nervosa can be further broken down into two subtypes – the restricting type and the binge/purge type. People with the restricting type lose weight by restricting food intake and engaging in compulsive activity such as over-exercising. People with the binge/purge type may engage in binge eating and/or compensate by purging.
The extreme weight loss from anorexia nervosa often causes amenorrhea, a condition in which women to stop having menstrual periods.
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Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.
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The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More