The Internet Mental Health

In this exercise, you will examine the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, including the symptoms, treatment options, and the latest research findings that are unlocking the mysteries of these disorders. You will also be introduced to the Internet Mental Health, one of the most authoritative sources of information on psychological disorders. The home page can be found at Don’t limit your exploration to this site, however; rather, use it as a starting point in your investigation to find answers to the following questions.

1. Briefly summarize the online diagnosis criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

2. Given the many developmental contexts of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, treatment must focus on the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial roots of these disorders. Briefly describe the treatment options available for either anorexia or bulimia. Which has proven to be most effective?

3. Using the Research section of the Web site, find out how the recovery rates differ for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

4. Briefly summarize one article from any section of the Website.

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