Which of the following statements most accurately characterizes anorexia?
A. Accompanied by personality disorders B. Accompanied by two or more daily episodes of binge eating C. First episode usually occurs during childhood D. Is the most common eating disorder E. Typically does not disrupt the menstrual cycle
Accompanied by personality disorders -the answer is a, accompanied by personality disorders. the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is accompanied by personality disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, symmetry, and exactness. these patients also might demonstrate harm avoidance. anorexia often begins during adolescence. criteria for the diagnosis include the following: weight loss or failure to make expected weight gain during a period of growth, leading to body weight lower than normal; fear of becoming overweight; and absence of at least three expected menstrual cycles. anorexia is actually rare; bulimia is more common and is characterized by binge eating, persistent overconcern of body shape, self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, and strict dieting.(sadock, 2002-2020; tintinalli, 1822-1823)