An eating disorder characterized by an inability to maintain normal weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted body perception.
A gain of large amounts of money in one bet that propels the pathological gambler into a pattern of uncontrollable gambling.
The ingestion of large amounts of food during a short period of time, even after reaching a point of feeling full, and a lack of control over what or how much is eaten.
An eating disorder involving alternation between the extremes of eating large amounts of food in a short time, and then compensating for the added calories either by vomiting or other extreme actions to avoid gaining weight.
Psychological disorders in which people repeatedly engage in behaviors that are potentially harmful, feeling unable to stop themselves and experiencing a sense of desperation if their attempts to carry out the behaviors are thwarted.
Intermittent explosive disorder
An impulse-control disorder involving an inability to hold back urges to express strong angry feelings and associated violent behaviors.
An impulse-control condition in which an individual feels an irresistible need to be involved in Internet-based activities.
A form of bulimia nervosa in which individuals compensate for what they eat by fasting or engaging in excessive exercise.
To eliminate food through unnatural methods, such as vomiting or the excessive use of laxatives.
A form of bulimia nervosa in which individuals force out of their bodies what they have just eaten.
Acts that are not socially sanctioned involving deliberate self-harm, self-injury, self-mutilation, and cutting. Dramatic increases have occurred in the last decade in the prevalence of self-injurious behavior, particularly among female adolescents and young adults.
An impulse-control disorder in which people feel uncontrollably driven to seek out sexual encounters and to engage in frequent and indiscriminate sexual activity.
An impulse-control disorder involving the compulsive, persistent urge to pull out one's own hair.
The percent of the expected weight of a person of that height and body frame to be considered minimally normal weight.
Eating Atitude Test (EAT 26)
Provides a measure of preocupation with dieting and food, bulimic behaviors, and the ability to control eating.
Plays a role in feelings of reward and pleasure related to food could be involved in binging.
borderline personality disorder
The most common personality disorder that women have who have bulemia nervosa.
focal interpersonal therapy
Therapy that emphasizes interpersonal problems rather than the eating disorder.
Following loosing money, a pathological gambler then bets again to try to win back the money.
Med used to treat substance abuse disorders, led to reduced semptoms of pathological gambling.
Abnormally low levels of ______ have been identified in individuals with a long history of fire setting
trichobezoar (Rapunzel syndrome)
swallowing hair and then later it solidifies in the intestines which causes problems.