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  • 1. 

    The main reason people develop eating disorders is to draw attention to themselves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Eating disorders should be taken seriously, they are mental illnesses.

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  • 2. 

    Someone suffering from an eating disorder will always have a low body weight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "
    People of all shapes and sizes have eating disorders. While a low body weight is among the diagnostic criteria for anorexia, persons with binge eating disorder are typically obese, and those with bulimia can be underweight, overweight, or somewhere in between. What's more, it's difficult to judge weight by appearance. An emaciated look may be cause for concern, but distress over eating is a more consistent indicator that help is needed.

    Read more at Suite101: 5 Eating Disorder Myths: Learn the Truth for Hope and Recovery | Suite101.com http://eatingdisorders.suite101.com/article.cfm/5_eating_disorder_myths#ixzz0Zwn7hISG
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  • 3. 

    _________________ is a mental illness characterised by extremely low body weight, distorted body image and an obsessive fear of gaining weight, resulting in a loss of appetite and fear of eating.

    Correct Answer
    Anorexia
    anorexia nervosa
    Explanation
    Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness characterized by extremely low body weight, distorted body image, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Individuals with anorexia nervosa have a loss of appetite and a fear of eating, leading to severe weight loss. This condition is often accompanied by intense preoccupation with food, excessive exercise, and a distorted perception of one's own body shape and size. Anorexia nervosa can have serious physical and psychological consequences if left untreated.

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  • 4. 

    What does EDNOS stand for?

    • A.

      Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

    • B.

      Eating Disorder Not Overly Serious.

    • C.

      Eating Disorder Not Openly Shared

    Correct Answer
    A. Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
    Explanation
    EDNOS stands for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. This term is used to describe individuals who exhibit symptoms of an eating disorder but do not meet the specific criteria for a diagnosed disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. It is a broad category that includes a range of disordered eating behaviors and patterns, which do not fit neatly into the established diagnostic criteria.

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  • 5. 

    What is one of the differences between Anorexia and Bulimia? 

    • A.

      Everyone who has bulimia dies.

    • B.

      Anorexia is a mental illness, bulimia is not.

    • C.

      Bulimia is not as serious as anorexia.

    • D.

      Only bulimics abuse laxatives.

    • E.

      Anorexics can often be identified by low body weight, whereas bulimics may be overweight due to binge eating.

    Correct Answer
    E. Anorexics can often be identified by low body weight, whereas bulimics may be overweight due to binge eating.
    Explanation
    Both are very serious eating disorders, both can result in mortality.

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  • 6. 

    Roughly how many people are thought to be suffering from eating disorders in the UK currently?

    • A.

      100,000

    • B.

      700,000

    • C.

      1.15 million

    • D.

      100

    • E.

      900,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.15 million
    Explanation
    According to B-eat 1.15million people are suffering from eating disorders, diagnosed and undiagnosed, in the UK.

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  • 7. 

    Why are Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia sites so dangerous? (Mark all that apply)

    • A.

      They actively encourage sufferers to hide their illnesses.

    • B.

      They are easy to find and tell people that eating disorders are a "lifestyle choice" rather than mental illnesses.

    • C.

      Lots of young children use the internet.

    • D.

      They can hack your card details and send you spam.

    • E.

      They are illegal.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They actively encourage sufferers to hide their illnesses.
    B. They are easy to find and tell people that eating disorders are a "lifestyle choice" rather than mental illnesses.
    C. Lots of young children use the internet.
    Explanation
    Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia sites are dangerous because they actively encourage sufferers to hide their illnesses, which can prevent them from seeking help and receiving proper treatment. Additionally, these sites are easily accessible and promote the idea that eating disorders are a "lifestyle choice" rather than mental illnesses, which can further perpetuate harmful behaviors and beliefs. The fact that young children use the internet increases the risk of them being exposed to these harmful messages and potentially developing eating disorders themselves.

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