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A 29-year-old member asked:

Help! anorexia nervosa? no desire for regular foods anymore

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
Dr. Jeffrey Weyenethanswered
28 years experience
Get help: This can be a very serious problem with severe medical consequences. You should seek help from a psychiatrist and/or therapist with experience treating eating disorders. I would also suggest seeing a dietician.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Don't just assume this is AN. Many with AN desire food but won't eat because they are irrationally convinced they are overweight even when they are starving. Still, starvation can lead to a loss of appetite, eventually. Whatever is going on, seek professuibak help ASAP!
Apr 4, 2012
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics 37 years experience
More please: What do you mean "regular foods"? Are you craving only sweets or odd food combinations? Are you able to maintain your weight? You may have an eating disorder or you may have another medical condition. Get evaluated by an eating disorder physician who can distinguish between the two.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anorexia?: Loss of appetite is not enough criterion to diagnose eating disorder. Need workup by you primary care doc.
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