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    Research is located to assist with this prompt:

    You are the owner and resident psychologist of a mental health facility. Design a tri-fold brochure that focuses on Bulimia Nervosa.

    In effect, the brochure should be a resource for prospective clients that provides information and encourages early intervention and or treatment strategies.

    1. Definition of Bulimia Nervosa.
    2. The rationale for implementing your behavior and or treatment model.
    3. How should the treatment/interventions be utilized?
    4. Who is involved?
    5. What is the focus of each level?
    6. Are there available sources for obtaining additional resources? What are they?
    7. Can your model be used to determine eligibility for other programs?
    8. What makes your model effective?
    9. What is the timeframe for implementation and treatment?

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    1. Definition of selected disorder(s).

    Bulimia Nervosa is defined as recurrent episodes of binge eating and purging (p. 379), as defined by Yu, , Agras, & Bryson (2013).

    It is further characterized by the following: eating an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would consume during a similar period in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any 2-hour period) and exhibiting a sense of lack of control over eating during the episode. It also is associated with recurrent, inappropriate, compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise regimens.

    Psychologically and socially, it often follows excessive concerns about body image and weight, depression or changes in mood, withdrawal from friends, families, and normal activities, etc. It can also manifest from cultural and social factors, such as media and cultural pressures to be thin, fields and professions such as modeling, dancing, gymnastics, wresting, long distance running, etc.

    2. The rationale for implementing a relaxation treatment model, along with ...

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