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Clients with Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders

1. Although researchers have called for integrated treatment of substance use and eating disorders, few programs provide such treatment, and no research exists on the best ways to provide simultaneous treatment for both disorders.

A. True

B. False


What are Eating Disorders

2. The median age range for the onset of eating disorders (EDs) is between ages ________, although EDs can begin earlier or later in life.

A. 11 and 18

B. 10 and 19

C. 9 and 20

D. 8 and 21


Anorexia Nervosa

3. The mortality rate for  anorexia nervosa (AN) is high, with more than 15 percent of those diagnosed with the disorder dying from it.

A. True

B. False


What is The Relationship Between EDs and SUDs?

4. Which of the following is an accurate statement about eating disorders (EDs) and substance use disorders (SUDs)?

A. Women with either an SUD or an ED are more than three times as likely to develop the other disorder as are women who had neither disorder

B. Research shows that 11 percent of women with an SUD have anorexia nervosa and 11 percent have bulimia nevosa

C. As EDs became more severe, the number of different substances used increases

D. Attempts to lose weight by purgingare associated with narcotic abuse


What is the Relationship Between EDs and Other Behavioral Health Disorders?

5. Eating disorders in general (especially bulimia nervosa) are associated with _____________ personality disorder.

A. Borderline

B. Narcissistic

C. Avoidant

D. Dependent


Possible Indications of Eating Disorders

6. Believing that all problems could be solved by losing weight may be an indication of compulsive overeating.

A. True

B. False


Screening Clients for EDs

7. Clients in SUD treatment may be confused or defensive about being asked eating and body image questions, so counselors may want to ask for permission to pursue ED screening.

A. True

B. False


What is the Treatment for EDs?

8. Which of the following is NOT included in evidence-based specialized treatment for EDs?

A. Pharmacotherapy

B. Psychoeducation

C. Nutritional rehabilitation

D. Medical stabilization


Overview of Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for EDs

9. Nonspecific individual psychotherapy is recommended to treat preadolescents and adolescents with eating disorders.

A. True

B. False


Self-Help Approaches

10. Self-help approaches based on _______________ principles have shown promise for treating eating disorders.

A. Interpersonal therapy

B. Family systems therapy

C. Cognitive behavioral therapy

D. All of the above


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