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Introduction – Eating Disorder (Nursing)

by Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

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    00:00 Let's take a look at eating disorders now.

    00:03 Eating disorders are a form of chronic illnesses that are associated with other mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

    00:15 Anorexia, or the absence of all appetite is a psychiatric disorder that leads to self starvation and weight loss that is life threatening.

    00:28 I will let you know that at one point I had a patient.

    00:32 I had not met her in person. Her mom had called me.

    00:37 They were having problems at home. She was on a cheer team.

    00:42 She had become very obsessive about her weight, not wanting to eat.

    00:47 Would eat a little bit of dinner and take the rest to her room.

    00:50 And finally, she was losing so much weight that it really worried her mom. They went to a cheer competition.

    00:59 And when they came back, her mom called me from the airport and brought her directly to my office.

    01:05 This young lady was about 5 foot 3.

    01:08 And if she weighed 70 pounds, that was a light.

    01:12 I looked at her and I asked her some very clear questions.

    01:18 And she told me she couldn't eat a full gummy bear that if she ate a tiny bite of the ear of a gummy bear, you know, we're talking gummy bear, she would start to feel nauseous and full.

    01:32 I had that child brought from my house, straight to the emergency room.

    01:37 She had had arrhythmias.

    01:39 All of her metabolic results were completely off, and she was near death.

    01:47 And yet, this disease is so chronic, that families don't understand that the person who has an eating disorder might just be starving themselves to death.

    02:03 There are three disorders that are eating disorders.

    02:08 One is anorexia nervosa.

    02:10 One is bulimia nervosa.

    02:13 And the other is the Binge-eating disorder.


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    The lecture Introduction – Eating Disorder (Nursing) by Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN is from the course Eating Disorders (Nursing).


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    1. Restriction of energy
    2. Lack of appetite
    3. Body image disturbances
    4. High BMI
    5. Binge eating

    Author of lecture Introduction – Eating Disorder (Nursing)

     Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

    Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN


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