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Continuing Education Quiz—Eating disorders: not just a 'woman's problem'

May 1, 2009
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article in this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Eating disorders: not just a ‘woman's problem’

1. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the number of males with a current eating disorder has reached:

a. 300,000.

b. 1 million.

c. 5 million.

2. An analysis of Massachusetts General Hospital male patients with eating disorders found this to be the most commonly abused substance in patients with co-occurring substance use problems.

a. Cocaine

b. Alcohol

c. Methamphetamine

3. The likelihood that a patient with bulimia will have a substance abuse problem is:

a. Greater than the likelihood that a patient with anorexia will have a substance abuse problem.

b. Less than the likelihood that a patient with anorexia will have a substance abuse problem.

c. Equal to the likelihood that a patient with anorexia will have a substance abuse problem.

4. According to American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines, this percentage of males with binge eating disorder appear to have lifelong substance use problems.

a. 27%

b. 47%

c. 57%

5. Many males with eating disorders have a lowered self-restraint as a result of decreased activity in this part of the brain.

a. Nucleus accumbens

b. Prefrontal cortex

c. Hippocampus

6. Individuals often will obtain temporary relief from emotional distress by bingeing on:

a. Protein.

b. Fats.

c. Carbohydrates.

7. Researchers say individuals with eating disorders employ this type of coping strategy.

a. Avoidance

b. Problem solving

c. Emotion regulation

8. One study showed that this percentage of males with anorexia had an alcoholic parent.

a. 10%

b. 25%

c. 50%

9. The author calls this form of treatment a “treatment of choice” for males with eating disorders.

a. Motivational Interviewing

b. Cognitive-behavioral therapy

c. Dialectical Behavior Therapy

10. Eating disorders that are severe enough to warrant concern for the patient's physical health should result in immediate:

a. Medication treatment.

b. Inpatient placement.

c. Prioritization of the eating disorder over any co-occurring substance abuse issue.

Addiction Professional 2009 May-June;7(3):39

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