After completing the readings and watching the videos for this week, complete this assignment.
Using the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and evidence-based scholarly articles, address the following:
- Explain the neurology of anorexia. Does the characterization of anorexia as a mental illness surprise you? What are your thoughts on the personal and/or cultural implications of classifying anorexia in this way, as opposed to a lifestyle choice or a matter of willpower? How might you support a family (or client) who is resistant to this seeing anorexia as a mental illness?
- Describe and discuss changes in personality and social behavior that might be seen with anorexia. How would you assess for these changes?
- Provide an overview of the health consequences and medical complications of anorexia.
- Create a treatment plan for a client with anorexia using family-based therapy or other evidence-based therapy.