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I need help with the following:

- Describe an addictive issue or behavioral compulsion amenable to treatment and intervention.

- Justify an intervention approach to the selected behavioral issue.

- Describe the perceived benefit the behavioral issue treatment has for the field of services for addictive and compulsive behaviors.

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- Describe an addictive issue or behavioral compulsion amenable to treatment and intervention.

A prevalent issue of behavioral compulsion is associated with eating disorders. Research suggests that body dissatisfaction remains stable throughout midlife (Fairburn, Cooper, Doll, O'Bonner, Bohn, Manker et al., 2007). Fairburn et al. assert that symptoms of eating disorders include mood intolerance, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and a compulsive desire to be thin. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are generally attributed to factors associated with culture, society and genetics. Compulsive eating disorders are characterized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000), "as severe disturbances in eating behavior that are characterized by the individual being preoccupied with body size and weight, which leads to unhealthy choices in efforts to control weight (p. 583). Often these causes are attributed to social influences.

For example, research shows that both bulimia nervosa (bulimia) and anorexia nervosa (anorexia) are products of modern western culture in which being "thin" has been endorsed as the norm (ideal body size and ...

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This solution describes a design intervention approach to a behavioral issue

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