Chapter 10

Eating Disorders

Set B

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

An intervention for changing both thoughts and behaviour. CBT represents an umbrella term for many different therapies that share the common aim of changing both cognitions and behaviour.

Dopamine Transporter Genes

A transporter gene allows drugs to enter cells or, in some cases, acts to keep them out.


A restricted regime of eating, followed in order to lose weight or for medical reasons.

Fames Canina

An eating disorder characterized by large food intake followed by vomiting reported in the seventeenth century.

Familial Factors

The idea that certain disorders may be a result of the direct influence of family attitudes and dynamics on the behaviour of those in the family.

Childhood Sexual Abuse

The sexual maltreatment of a child.

Endogenous Opioids

A compound that the body releases to reduce pain sensation.


A characteristic of family systems theory in which parents are intrusive, overinvolved in their children’s affairs, and dismissive of their children’s emotions and emotional needs.