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DSM-IV TR and Disorder Classifications

Address the following: Eating, Substance Abuse, Sex/Gender/Sexual, Impulse-Control, and Personality Disorders.

- Define the major DSM IV-TR categories of eating, substance abuse, sex/gender/sexual, and personality disorders.

- Examine the various classifications of eating, substance abuse, sex/gender/sexual, and personality disorders.

Analyze the biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components of eating, substance abuse, sex/gender/sexual, and personality disorders.

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Sources: nathenmiraculousescape.wprdpress.com
www.helpguide.org
www.minddisorders.com
medlineencyclopedia
Johnston, J: Guide to Psychology;(2006) Penguin Group Inc.

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Diagnostic Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa

A. The inability of an individual to maintain body weight at a normal weight for age and height. Failure to make expected weight gain during a period of growth.
B. Intense fear of weight gain or getting fat even though underweight.
C. The individual develops a distorted body image or may deny the seriousness of current low body weight.
D. In postmenarchal women, amenorrhea: the absence of three consecutive menstrual cycles.

Restricting Type: During the current cycle of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has not engaged in binging and purging.

Binge Eating/Purging Type: During the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in binge eating or purging behavior.

Diagnostic criteria for Bulimia Nervosa:

A. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. This is characterized by the following:
Eating excessively large amounts of food.
A sense of no control over excess eating habits.

B. Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain such as forcing oneself to vomit, the misuse of laxatives or excessive exercise.

C. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior occur at least twice a week for three months.

D. Self-evaluation is excessively determined by weight and body shape.

E. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of Anorexia Nervosa.

Diagnostic criteria for substance abuse

A. A maladaptive pattern of substance use ...

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The solution provides information and advise in putting together a DSM-IV TR assessment of the listed disorders. It is attached as a Word document and in plain text format. References are also listed.

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