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Do you have to be bone thin, to be considered anorexic?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 35 years experience
No: An individual with anorexia nervosa still sees themself as either too heavy or at an acceptable body weight/shape despite being 15% or more underweight; they fear weight gain. If female and past menarche they must have missed three consecutive menses.
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