A condition characterized by loss of at least 15% of body weight, refusal to gain weight, & a distorted body image in which one sees oneself as fat despite being dangerously underweight.
Binge Eatinf Disorder
A condition characterized by episodes of excessive eating that does not stop until one is uncomfortably full. There are no efforts to purge afterward.
A condition characterized by periods of binge eating followed by effortd to purge through self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, or the abuse of laxatives.
Repeatedly violating the basic rights of others or major societal rules or norms.
Acts that involves destruction or theft of property, violent crimes, or possession or sale of illegal drugs.
The degree to which to the family's pattern of interaction promote a sense of intimacy while tolerating the individuality of its members.
The excessive need for approval, closeness, and emotional support.
The degree of conflictual feelings, including excessive guilt, anxiety, mistrust, resentment, and anger, toward one's parents or significant others.
The ability to support oneself with one's own sources of income.
The ability to manage and direct one's own personal affairs without help from family members.
The basic feelings and knowledge about the self that come from defining one's place in the social order, those qualities and attributes accepted or internalized by the self that become relatively stable and enduring.
A developmental process through which one comes to see oneself as separate and distinct from others within one's relational (familial, social, cultural) context. The degree to which individuation has occurred is the degree to which the person no longer experiences him- or herself as fusing with others in personal relationships.
The capacity to establish close, familiar, personally disclosing, and usually loving or affectionate relationships with others.
A legal term for an anti-social act committed in violation of a law by someone under eighteen years of age.
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
A pattern of negativistic, hostile, or defiant behavior.
Efforts to separate from the family of origin that appear to have been successful but in actuality leave the individual dependent on the family.
The achievement of a sense of personal control over one's life while remaining free to act without worrying about one's choices.
Acts committed by a young person that would not be considered offenses if committed by an adult (e.g., truancy, alcohol possession).
Tolerance for Individuality
The degree to which patterns of interaction in the family are enmeshing and interfere with the abilities of individuals to express their needs for autonomy and individuality.
Tolerance for Intimacy
The degree to which patterns of interaction in the family communicate respect, regard, and concern for individual family members and needs for support, responsiveness, and mutual-relatedness are met.