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Attention Deficit & Learning Challenges
Treatment Plan 

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  • Anorexia nervosa

  • Bulimia nervosa

  • Dependent personality disorder

  • Eating disorder

  • H/O: anorexia nervosa

  • No diagnosis on Axis I

  • Person with feared complaint, no diagnosis made

  • Personal history of eating disorder


  • Restore normal eating patterns, body weight, balanced fluid and electrolytes, and a realistic perception of body size.

  • Terminate the pattern of binge eating and purging behavior with a return to normal eating of enough nutritious foods to maintain a healthy weight.

  • Develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of the eating disorder.

  • Develop healthy interpersonal relationships that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of the eating disorder.

  • Develop alternate coping strategies (e.g., feeling identification, problem-solving, assertiveness) to address emotional issues that could lead to relapse of the eating disorder.

Behavioral Definitions

  • Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height - less than 85% of that expected.

  • Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.

  • Recurrent episodes of binge eating (i.e., rapid consumption of large quantities of high-carbohydrate food).

  • Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise.

  • Extreme weight loss (and amenorrhea in females) with refusal to maintain a minimal healthy weight.

  • Undue influence of body weight or shape in self-evaluation.

  • Persistent preoccupation with body image related to grossly inaccurate assessment of self as overweight.

  • Escalating fluid and electrolyte imbalance resulting from eating disorder.

  • Strong denial of seeing self as emaciated even when severely under recommended weight


  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Eating Disorder NOS

  • Dependent Personality Disorder

  • Diagnosis Deferred

  • No Diagnosis

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1 Rideau Street #704

Downtown Ottawa

Tel: 1-613-400-0128

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