Multiple Choice Questions
1) Which of the following is a diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa in DSM-IV-TR?
2) In Restricted Type anorexia nervosa, self-starvation is NOT associated with which of the following?
3) In Binge-Eating/Purging Type anorexia nervosa, self-starvation is associated with:
4) High rates of comorbidity exist between anorexia and other Axis I and Axis II disorders. What percentage of anorexia sufferers who also have a lifelong diagnosis of major depression?
5) In Bulimia Nervosa, the purging sub-type, vomiting is the most common form of purging. What percentage of sufferers present with this type of purging?
6) In Bulimia nervosa, the nonpurging sub-type, a behaviour which is used to compensate for binging is
7) Individuals with bulimia have a perceived lack of control over their eating behaviour, and often report which of the following?
8) Evidence suggests a link between bulimia and Axis II borderline personality disorders (BPD). What percent of women with bulimia meet the criteria for a personality disorder?
9) Which of the following figures represents the prevalence of binge-eating disorder in the general population?
10) St. Catherine of Siena began self-starvation at the age of 16 years and continued until her death in 1380 (at the age of 32). This was termed by Bell (1985) as?
11) In the 17th century, which of the following terms was used to describe a disorder characterised by large food intake followed by vomiting?
12) Pick one of the following familial factors that plays a role in the development of eating disorders?
13) Community based twin studies suggest a heritability component of eating disorders which may be greater than:
14) In animal research, lesions to which part of the brain have been shown to cause appetite loss, resulting in a self-starvation syndrome?
15) Biological accounts of anorexia and bulimia suggest that maintaining a low body weight and self-starvation may be reinforced by:
16) Research of bulimia nervosa has found low levels of:
17) Body dissatisfaction is defined by Polivy & Herman (2002) as:
18) Body dissatisfaction is associated with triggering bouts of:
19) Which of the following is a prominent characteristic of individuals with eating disorders?
20) Which of the following characteristics has regularly been implicated in the aetiology of eating disorders?
21) Prevention programmes are employed to put eating disorders into a social context. School-based prevention programmes emphasise:
22) Anorexia and bulimia are frequently comorbid with major depression, thus eating disorders have tended to be treated pharmacologically with which of the following?
23) Which of the following is a common treatment for bulimia?
24) One of the most common treatments for eating disorders is:
25) In the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, which of the following is considered to be a risk factor?
26) A binge-eating episode is associated with which of the following according to the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder?
27) The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) proposes that treatment for managing weight gain for anorexia nervosa should include which of the following?
28) Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (specifically fluoxetine) are used to treat bulimia due to their:
29) The Body Mass Index (BMI) measure indicates that one would be considered overweight with a BMI of:
30) Which of the following is a laboratory procedure developed to provide an objective behavioural measure of the tendency to binge eat?