In this discussion, you will choose one eating disorder and
analyze the treatment options available for that disorder as well as the
rationale for their use based on the current understanding of the biological
aspects of these conditions. Chapters 9 and 10 in your text analyze topics on
neurotransmitters, receptors, and neurotransmitter systems, their role in
feeding behaviors and satiety, and the impact of the pathology of selected
eating disorders. The “Psychological Treatment of Eating
Disorders”, article and the Nutrition and Eating Disorders
video expand upon these topics to assist your integration of these concepts as
applied to neuropsychological function and dysfunction. Include information on
brain structures, nervous system pathways, neurotransmitters/receptors, and
psychological, genetic, familial, lifestyle, and environmental factors when
analyzing the etiologic theories. Additional emphasis should be placed on
relating the proposed etiologic mechanism(s) of the disorder and the
recommended treatment(s), as well as providing rationale(s) for treatment
success or failure. Include treatments that are based on psychological,
medical, pharmacologic (drug), and other available interventions.
You must use a minimum of one peer-reviewed source that was
published within the last five years, documented in APA style, as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center. Your post should be a minimum of 250 words.
You may cite and reference your textbook, required reading and/or multimedia,
but these will not fulfill the source requirement.