Anorexia Nervosa

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Anorexia Nervosa by Mind Map: Anorexia Nervosa

1. Early Prevention

1.1. Education about Anorexia

1.1.1. Educating students in schools of the risks of eating disorders, having it written into the currriculum

1.1.1.1. PRO- students are more informed/aware of the risks of malnutrition

1.1.1.2. CON- brings anorexia to the surface, people could consider it an option

1.1.2. Providing a counselor for students/people to talk to

1.1.2.1. PRO- provides support system for people with depression, concerned about their body image

1.1.2.2. CON- makes the issue more apparent, something to consider

1.1.3. Teaching about the early signs of someone who may be anorexic

1.1.3.1. PRO- making people aware of what to look out for among family, friends, etc.

1.1.3.2. CON- makes the issue apparent

1.2. Social Media

1.2.1. Raise awareness through campaign

1.2.1.1. PRO- raises awareness for the cause, informs the risks

1.2.1.2. CON- costly

1.2.2. Celebrity figures using social media to embrace the 'not so thin' way of life

1.2.2.1. PRO- If influential figures are embracing being a normal weight, not being bone skinny, people who look up to these figures as idols will follow the same way

1.2.2.2. CON- not everybody loves certain influential figures, many people do not look up to influential figures in today's society

1.2.3. Promoting Body Image

1.2.3.1. PRO- promoting the 'thicker' lifestyle, boosts self confidence

1.2.3.2. CON- bringing body image to the light may make some feel more inclined to look skinny

2. Treatment

2.1. Medication

2.1.1. Antidepressants

2.1.1.1. PRO- helps battle anorexia's coworker: depression

2.1.1.2. CON- easier access to pills, if they do have depression, overdose is a potential option

2.1.2. Guidance from a Dietitian

2.1.2.1. PRO- guidance from an educated professional on gaining healthy weight back

2.1.2.2. CON- patient doesn't have to take feedback from the dietitian, especially if the patient has no desire to get batter.

2.2. Hospitalization

2.2.1. Group Housing

2.2.1.1. PRO- in a center with other people who share the same illness, able to share experiences

2.2.1.2. CON- in a center with others who share the same illness, able to share tricks to continue the binge purge pattern.

2.2.2. Nastrogastic Food Tube Feeding

2.2.2.1. PRO- if the patient is in serious condition, able to pump food into their body

2.2.2.2. CON- patient is able to remove the tube

2.2.3. Supervised Weight Gain

2.2.3.1. PRO- able to slowly improve weight

2.2.3.2. CON- all depends on the attitude and mindset of the patient

2.3. Psychotherapy

2.3.1. Group therapy sessions

2.3.1.1. PRO- able to converse with other patientsin the same position

2.3.1.2. CON- puts the patient into an environment with people with the same psychological mindset towards body image, scheming

2.3.2. Individual therapy sessions

2.3.2.1. PRO- Patient receives one on one counseling on the issue, able to focus on the specific patient case

2.3.2.2. CON- only helpful to the patient if they have the psychological attitude of getting better

2.3.3. Family therapy sessions

2.3.3.1. PRO- involving immediate family, patient has family support

2.3.3.2. CON- patient must share feelings with close family, patient may not want family involved in their individual problem

3. Further Research

3.1. Effects of Anorexia

3.1.1. Effects of Malnutrition on the body

3.1.1.1. PRO- research about malnutrition can lead to alternative ways of feeding (nastrogastic tube)

3.1.1.2. CON- Costly

3.1.2. Effects of Dehydration on the body

3.1.2.1. PRO- research about dehydration could lead to alternative ways of getting nutrients into the patients body

3.1.2.2. CON- costly, may not have an outcome related to anorexia

3.2. Environmental Impact

3.2.1. Western Cultures portrayal of body image

3.2.1.1. PRO- research how different cultures portray the 'correct' body image, and potentially change mindset of media using research

3.2.1.2. CON- costly, may not prove to have an outcome

3.2.2. Developing Cultures portrayal of body image

3.2.2.1. PRO- researching how developing cultures portray body image in comparison to western culture, being able to distinguish a key cause of Anorexia.

3.2.2.2. CON- costly research

3.3. Genetics

3.3.1. Is anorexia passed down through genes?

3.3.1.1. PRO- research on the genetics aspect of anorexia could prove to help in coming up with a medical cure for people who have it, so that they do not pass it on

3.4. Neurobiology

3.4.1. Psychological Impact

3.4.1.1. PRO- research about the psychological impact would help to understand why someone would stop eating. Help determine causes

3.4.1.2. CON- psychology is the 'unknown' science, costly research, not much discovered

3.4.2. What are anorexia patient's brains telling them?

3.4.2.1. PRO- research on what is actually going on in a an anorexic patient's brain can help to find a medical cure for the disease

3.4.2.2. CON- costly research, could take a long time to come up with results

3.5. Secondary Illnesses

3.5.1. Depression

3.5.1.1. PRO- depression and anorexia work hand in hand, could prove to come up with very valuable information

3.5.1.2. CON- costly research

3.5.2. Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse

3.5.2.1. PRO- substance abuse is a secondary illness of anorexia, very valuable correlation/research would be product

3.5.2.2. CON- costly research

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