Disorders Brochure

Disorders Brochure

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Anorexiaand bulimia

Anorexiaand bulimia are eating disorder that generally features a seriousdisturbance in the eating behavior and the weight regulations.According to Mitka (2011), they are further associated with a rangeof adverse social, psychological and even physical consequences.


Therationale for implementation this behavior and or treatment model isto create awareness of anorexia and bulimia among the people with theaim of preventing it. The rationale for the implementing yourbehavior and or treatment model

Utilizationof treatment/interventions

Thetreatment of Anorexia and bulimia should be utilized by focusing onthe eating disorder and how this affects family

Thepeople involved

Theindividuals involved will include the specialist counselors,psychiatrists, psychologist’s specialist nurses, and dietitians.Additionally, it will involve five to eight participants who areexhibiting two or more symptoms of either anorexia or bulimia.

Thefocus of each level

Thefocus of each level will entail carrying out a detailed physicalsocial and the need psychological assessment and then develop a careplan. The counselors and psychiatrists will guide and counsel theparticipants and determine their state of mind. The psychologists’specialist nurses will be in charge of providing the treatment. Thedietitians will be in charge of the analyzing the food the group hasbeen consuming over time.

Availablesources for obtaining additional resources

Additionalresources would be obtained from the national government and thelocal government to develop a strategy for the treatment andinterventions to be used.

Useof the model to determine eligibility for other programs

Thismodel can also be used in the determination of the eligibility forother programs that have been developed for the treatment andinterventional strategies.

Effectivenessof model

Thismodel is effective because it costs friendly hence can be accessedeasily and a lower cost by family members.

Thetimeframe for implementation and treatment

Thetimeframe for the implementation and treatment will entail eightsessions in length and will be meeting once in a week for about twomonths.

Level1: Screening and Group Treatment/Interventions

Screeningwill be one of the critical components in the formation of the group,and this is because, the level of readiness and maturity will play akey role in the determination of the success of the group. All thepotential group members will thus have to volunteer themselvesspecifically from the flyers from campus. According to Thiels et al.(2000), most of the individuals with eating disorders are oftenambivalent towards its treatment hence the need to ensure that theyjoin the group at their accord. Therefore, the potential participantswill undergo a stringent multi-stage process of screening since theparticipant commitment will determine the success of the program.

Level2: Targeted Interventions

Accordingto Mitka (2011), the symptoms of eating disorders often manifestafter a long time for instance about five years after initialtreatment. Therefore, it is evident that this is the long process tomake again with the group hence the eight sessions proposed will be atrial for a more open-ended group. The targeted intervention for thisgroup will be cognitive behavioral therapy. The therapist will try toshow how Anorexia and bulimia are often associated with theunhealthy, the unrealistic thoughts, and various beliefs concerningfood and diet.

Level3: Intensive Treatment/Interventions and Evaluation

TheUCSD Intensive Outpatient system for eating disorders is the mainintensive treatment that will be utilized in this program for theindividuals with Anorexia and bulimia (Waller, 2005). The program isevidence-based and focuses on learning the skills used for managingemotions and stop the behavior of eating disorder. The program willbe therefore be evaluated to determine whether the group addressedits goals for the treatment and intervention of Anorexia and bulimia.To measure whether the group increased their self-esteem, theparticipants will have to be administered a reliable a time-testedsurvey for self-esteem particularly at the beginning and tat the endof this process. Additionally, the survey will be provided two monthsafter the intensive eight-week program has ended. This will provewhether there is a lasting effect. Body image examination will becarried out to determine whether body images of the participantsimproved.


Mitka,M. (2011). Report Weighs Options for Bulimia Nervosa Treatment. JAMA,305(9),875.

Thiels,C., Schmidt, U., Troop, N., Treasure, J., &amp Garthe, R. (2000).Binge frequency predicts outcome in guided self-care treatment ofbulimia nervosa. EuropeanEating Disorders Review,8(4),272-278.

Waller,G. (2005). Treatment of bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry,4(4),18-22.