Perfil Clinico de Pacientes con Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria - Clinical Profile of Patients with Eating Disorders

Tatiana T. Castañeda

Affiliation: Universidad San Buenaventura, Medellín, Colombia

Keywords: Distorsión de la imagen corporal, sobrevaloración, perfeccionismo, sesgos cognitivos, delgadez.

Categories: Medicine

DOI: 10.17160/josha.7.2.648

Languages: Spanish, Castilian

The main objective of the present theoretical review is to provide a detailed description of the clinical profile of subjects suffering from an Eating Disorder. To this end, documentary observation and content analysis were used as data collection and systematization techniques, respectively. The above was done by reviewing a total sample of 49 electronic articles that gave an account of the incident factors in eating disorders. The results obtained indicate the relevance of cognitive distortions of body image in the maintenance and prognosis of ACTs. Taking into account the aforementioned, a review of the main theoretical contributions describing the clinical profile of patients with eating disorders will be carried out. In particular about Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN). To fulfill the objective proposed in this article, the main diagnostic criteria of the clinical pictures of AN and BN will be reviewed, and then the risk factors and clinical characteristics common to these disorders will be deepened.

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