Chapter 10

Eating Disorders

Set D

Negative Affect

Refers to the full spectrum of negative emotions.

Non-Purging Sub-Type BN

Occurs when a person engages in regular fasting or excessive exercise, but does not demonstrate purging behaviours.

Neuroendocrine Dysfunction

Hormonal dysfunction or life stressors causing hormonal dysfunction.

Perfectionism

The setting of excessively high standards for performance accompanied by overly critical self-evaluation.

Pharmacological Treatments

Drug-based treatments for psychopathology.

Media Influence

A term describing a person’s changes in or temptations to change attitude, behaviour and morals as directly influenced by the media.

Overprotection

A characteristic of family systems theory where members of the family are over-concerned with parenting and with one another’s welfare, and this can often be viewed by the child as coercive parental control.

Peer Influences

A term describing a person’s changes in or temptations to change attitude, behaviour and morals as directly influenced by his or her peer group.