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Anorexia Nervosa
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
It is a serious mental health condition, in which people keep their body weight as low as possible.
Environmental Factors:
Going through Puberty
Living in a culture where thinness is desirable
Biological Factors:
Malnutrition affecting balance of hormones
Brain becoming sensitive to…

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Dry skin, dry chapped lips, headaches, brittle fingernails, bruise easily, frail
appearance, Endocrine disorder, abnormally slow heart rate, abdominal pain, stunting of height
and growth, fainting, thinning of the hair, constantly feeling cold, and pallid complexion and sunken
Intellectual ­ Thoughts and routines change…

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Emotional ­ Confusion about their siblings changed behaviour, embarrassment about being with
their brother or sister, jealousy of their sibling's attention, resentment about not being like other
families and fear of developing mental illness
Social ­ Might take part in fundraising, and meet other families in the same situation

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What is Bulimia?
Bulimia is an eating disorder where someone severely restricts the amount of food they eat and
then binge eats, then vomit, or uses laxatives
Low self esteem
Anxiety disorders
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Personality disorder
An obsessive attitude towards food and eating

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Physical ­ Ketoacidosis, seizures and fits, pancreatitis, electrolyte imbalance, cardia arrest,
suicide from depression and gastric rupture. Hair growth all over the body, bulimia teeth, chipmunk
cheeks, and scabby sores
Intellectual ­ Throwing up and weight loss are always at the front of the mind, and lack of

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What is Schizophrenia?
Long term mental health condition, that causes psychological problems, such as delusions
muddled thoughts, and change in behaviour
Brain development
Pregnancy and birth complications
The presence of two or more of the following symptoms for at least 30 days

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Disorganised speech
Disorganised or catatonic behaviour
Negative symptoms

Medication ­ Antipsychotic drugs, neuroleptic drugs,
Psychological Cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy, family therapy and counselling
Lifestyle Changes ­ Selfcare in an integral part of daily life, stay fit, maintain good physical and
mental health and can also benefit…

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ Parents may also be caring for other children and worry about how they are coping.
Intellectual ­ May not be able to concentrate at work and paranoid and worrying
Emotional ­ Confusion about their sibling's changed behavior, Embarrassment about being with
their brother or sister,…


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