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Continuing Education Quiz: Eating disorders and motivation

June 25, 2012
by Addiction Professional Editor
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article, "Eating disorders and motivation." 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.


1. The author believes a positive therapeutic alliance can be established with the eating disorders client by using this theory for a clinical framework.

 a. Attachment theory

 b. Cognitive-behavioral theory

 c. Freudian theory


2. The highest mortality risks in mental disorders are seen when eating disorders present in combination with:

 a. Anxiety.

 b. Trauma.

 c. Substance use.


3. Patients with eating disorders who have substance abuse issues most frequently use alcohol and this class of drugs.

 a. Opiates

 b. Stimulants

 c. Antidepressants


4. In its ability to serve as a replacement for what is unfulfilling in a person’s life, food is compared to this activity by the author.

 a. Gambling

 b. Shopping

 c. Intimacy


5. The most common psychiatric comorbidities with eating disorders are:

 a. Depression and anxiety.

 b. Depression and trauma.

 c. Depression and psychosis.


6. Patients with an eating disorder can be helped to view their symptoms with less shame if they can see the disorder as:

 a. Common.

 b. Secondary.

 c. Adaptive.


7. Attachment theory has been based on direct observation of this common interaction.

 a. Spouse with spouse

 b. Parent with child

 c. Sibling with sibling


8. The lifelong need for affiliation with other individuals or groups is described as driven by:

 a. Biology.

 b. Tradition.

 c. Environmental factors.


9. Psychotherapy that is informed by attachment theory emphasizes the use of this by the therapist toward the client.

 a. Confrontation

 b. Multiple clinical approaches

 c. Empathy


10. Therapists are urged not to prescribe too many behavioral changes early in treatment unless this is present in the client.

 a. Previous failed treatments

 b. Increased medical risk

 c. Limited coverage for treatment