Grave Essay

719 Words Jan 14th, 2016 3 Pages
C. W.
Female, 17
Anorexia

As with many eating disorders, C. W. anorexic eating patterns started gradually. When she initially joined the cheering squad in high school she began to compare to compare herself to the other girls and concluded that her problems revolved around weight. Her parents began to notice secretive eating patterns and started to worry about her. Not until C. W. fainted in school and the school nurse notified the parents did C.W. come to the attention of professional help. By the time she was seen, C.W. showed a symptom picture typical of anorexia nervosa; her emaciated physical appearance, concerns about being fat and missing four or five menstrual periods. Despite a limited food intake, C.W. loved to cook for
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B. Intense fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat or persistent behavior that interferes with weight gain, even though at a significantly low weight.
C. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or persistent lack of recognition of the seriousness of the current low body weight. Coding note: The ICD-9-CM code for anorexia nervosa is 307.1, which is assigned regardless of the subtype. The ICP-10-CM code depends on the subtype (see below). Specify whether: (F50.01) Restricting type: During the last 3 months, the individual has not engaged in recurrent episodes of binge-eating or purging behavior (i.e., self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas). This subtype describes presentation in which weight loss is accomplished primarily by dieting, fasting, and/or excessive exercise. (F50.02) Binge-eating/purging type: During the last 3 months, the individual has engaged in recurrent episodes of binge-eating or purging behavior (i.e., self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas). Specify if: In partial remission: After full criteria for anorexia nervosa were previously met, Criterion A (low body weight) has not been met for a

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