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28 November, 08:04

A client is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 105 pounds, exercises 4 hours per day, and does not engage in any binging or purging behaviors. The client believes that he or she is becoming obese and states, "I'm shocked that you think I'm underweight. You don't understand me." The most likely diagnosis for this client is what?

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  1. 28 November, 08:37
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    1. Bulimia nervosa, nonpurging type.

    2. Anorexia nervosa, restricting type

    3. Anorexia nervosa, binge eating, and purging type

    4. Eating disorder not otherwise specified

    Answer:

    2. Anorexia nervosa, restricting type

    Explanation:

    Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an individual's unrealistic fear of being overweight which makes the individual to engage in habits that drastically leads to weight loss or prevention of weight gain. The person tends to have an extreme low body weight in relation to height and body type.

    The type of anorexia nervosa that involves an individual placing restriction on the type and amount of food followed by excessive exercise for fear of being overweight, whereas they are underweight, is referred to as the restricting type. They engage in a sort of starvation with the fear of being overweight.

    The most likely diagnosis for the client in the question is the restricting type of Anorexia nervosa.
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