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anorexia nervosa is typically characterized by

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: The term 'anorexia' refers to lack of appetite. The term 'anorexia nervosa' is an actual eating disorder for which size is a significant issue to an i ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Don't go it alone!: Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening disease that is best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing, on b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental fact ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Treatment: An eating disordet specialist is ideal. I recommend a combination of medication, dietician, primary care physician and psychologist for counseling. A ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Many: Aggression is a common symptom in many disorders. In my practice of child & adolescent psychiatry, aggression is actually the most common reason for r ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Can be insidious...: Per International Journal of Eating Disorders (6/2012): 13% of American woman over 50 experience symptoms of an eating disorder; 60% report that their ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Greenberg
44 years experience in General Practice
Perhaps : Low intake of iodide and other nutrients may block thyroid hormone production.
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Dr. Mary Ann Ty
40 years experience in Psychiatry
Depression or anger: This may be delayed grief, or perhaps a full blown depression. There may be suppression of emotions as it may be too painful to allow oneself to feel ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
That IS one of: the symptoms of addiction. Among others is a compulsion to act on the addictive urge(s). Then there are the consequences, which vary depending upo ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Perloe
44 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hypogonadism: About 50% of women who lose their regular cycles due to excess stress, exercise or an eating disorder when weight is regained. If your serum leptin le ... Read More
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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience in Pediatrics
It Certainly can be: Adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so yes, adhd can be characterized by extreme hyperactivity. Of course, not all children with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
If significant loss: Lack of menses when previously established (secondary amenorrhea) can result from many causes including depression, rapid change in weight (excess or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience in Child Psychiatry
To answer: Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present wi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcoholism: Alcohol dependence.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Wave?: Are your referring to recurrent major depression? Bipolar depression? Not sure exactly what you mean by waves.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Those are some: Behaviors that can occur with bulimia nervosa.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Eating DO: 0.5-3.7% women have Anorexia, and 1.1-4.2% have Bulimia lifetime. About 50% Anorexics develop Bulimia.
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Particularly early in the course of the condition, no.
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
You don't want: Either one! both do horrendous this to your body!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Histrionic PD w/: A sub-type of the histrionic personality that millon calls "tempestuous" - it includes: being impulsive, out of control; with moody complaints, sulkin ... Read More
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Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Symptoms & Time: Anxiety disorders involve symptoms of anxiety and often fear in the case of phobias. Personality disorders contain traits and consistent behaviors tha ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, Maybe, and No: Whether obesity is an eating disorder depends on whose definition one uses, and on what odd behaviors occur. A binge eater who eats huge amounts in an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. HIndi Mermelstein
36 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Bing eating is key : Bulimia is a condition marked by an abnormal eating pattern, usually binge eating. Associated with this, probably as a means of weight control are pu ... Read More
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