Demi Lovato- Bulimia


By Julia Goldberg
Period 2A

Symptoms:
-Restricted Eating
-Performing on an empty stomach
-Binge eating
-Purging
-Losing voice from purging
-Cut wrists
-Self medicating

Disorder Research:
-Binge eating
-Binging can be followed by periods of not eating
-Forced vomiting
-Compulsive exercising
-Common to also suffer from depression
-Bulimics can have normal body weights

Symptoms in DMS V:
-Recurrent episodes of binge eating
-Self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medications, fasting or excessive exercise
-Binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur on average at least once a week for 3 months
-Self evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight

Changes Between DMS IV and DMS V:
-Reduced the frequency of binge eating and compensatory behaviors from twice weekly to once a week

Treatments:
-Psychological counseling
-Sometimes medication such as antidepressants

Evaluation:
-Demi Lovato does have the disorder according to the DSM V because she had recurrent episodes of binge eating and self induced vomiting followed for over three months while on tour. This was influenced by body shape and weight.




Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I like all the information you have listed. You've hit all the required information on the mark. Sadly, there's no examples of her struggle and really no connection to the celebrity chosen.

2 years ago
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The picture has a powerful feeling to the information that you addded in your Tackk.

2 years ago
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I like how you included the symptoms, one thing you could of added is when it started