Ruth Simon Case Study Essay

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No simple cure exists for eating disorders; however, there are many different forms of treatment and recovery is possible. We hope to eliminate or at least manage Ruth’s eating disorder symptoms through the combination of therapy, nutritional education, and medical treatment. Our main goals for Ruth Simon are to restore her to a healthy weight, reduce her behaviors and thoughts that contribute to the eating disorder and to treat any psychological problems related to the disorder. Since entering Saint Jude treatment center we have run a series of medical and laboratory tests on Ms. Simone. We have conducted and examined her complete blood count with differential, urinalysis, complete metabolic profile, serum magnesium, a thyroid screen, and electrocardiogram and performed a skin test for immune functioning. Ruth’s results came out showing that her electrolytes were out of balance and she was anemic with low levels of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Nutritional counseling is an essential step in treating Ruth for anorexia nervosa. Her eating disorder has damaged and distorted her perception of a healthy diet. We have set her up with a nutritionist who has since helped her form eating plans that will help her maintain a healthy weight. Once Ms. Simon leaves our facility, she intends to…show more content…
Considered the treatment of choice for eating disorders, CBT is normally completed in ten to twenty sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected and can be restructured to support new, healthier thoughts and actions. The cognitive-behavioral model emphasizes the important role that both thoughts and actions can play in maintaining an eating disorder. CBT is a therapeutic approach that is designed to help individuals identify and challenge thoughts that contribute to anxiety, depression, and eating disorder

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