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What causes anorexia nervosa?

What causes anorexia nervosa?

Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...Read more

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Bulimia Nervosa (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa is from Greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by consuming a large amount of food in short time, then vomiting, taking a laxative or ...Read more


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Help! anorexia nervosa - what do I do?

Help! anorexia nervosa - what do I do?

Treatment: An eating disordet specialist is ideal. I recommend a combination of medication, dietician, primary care physician and psychologist for counseling. A team approach is what is called for, and in cases where one has a dangerously low weight, hospitization is needed to prevent death. ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

1% of teenage girls in the U.S. Develop anorexia nervosa. Up to 10% of those may die as a result. ...See more

Dr. Amanda Stream Dr. Stream
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Overcoming Anorexia (Checklist)

Create a meal plan designed for weight gain
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Throw away your scale, and only weigh yourself with your doctor
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Avoid exercise, other than walking and yoga
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Take small steps, so that you feel in control
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How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

Seek medical ;: Psychiatric eval to know. Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

What can I do to treat anorexia nervosa?

Support & Knowledge : Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery -starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2get the nutrients the body needs & 2get hormones back in balance- s/he can start 2heal. But recovery can be very tough though & relapse is very common. Really helps 2have good medical/mental health team, 2know a lot re: anorexia; & 2have strong support net. http://www.anad.org. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

What are the tests for anorexia nervosa?

Clinical Diagnosis: An is diagnosed on the basis of a person becoming preoccupied with her or his weight to the point that through food restriction, laxitive abuse, vomiting, extreme exercise or all of the above that leads the person to weight less than 85% expected. There is an intense fear of gaining weight and distorted body image (belief still "fat"). In women, also, lack of periods 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

See medical attentio: If you think you have and eating disorder, see your physician promptly. Persons with anorexia nervosa are below the average weight of that age group, have a distorted body image and feel that they still too fat in the midst of obvious low weight. It is a serious disorder that needs intervention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Myth: anorexia is about eating. Truth: its about self worth. ...See more

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What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

What sort of problem is anorexia nervosa?

Emotional/physical: Usually females; usually after puberty. Morbid fear of weight gain, abn body image ("i'm fat", even if severely underweight); restrictive intake (semi-starvation); often lose menses; can have a variety of symptoms including feeling cold (no fat stores), apathy/anger, hair thinning, fine hair growth (lanugo); risk for bone loss, relationship problems. Can be w/purging (bulimia), related but diff. ...Read more

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Dr. Wil Ausborn Dr. Ausborn
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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Anorexia onset often involves deeper complications such as depression, insecurity, loss of control. ...See more

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Is it possible that I have anorexia nervosa?

May be ? What are: Your symptoms? Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Anorexia is not exclusively seen in women; about 10% of anorexics are men. ...See more

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What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

What are the real symptoms of anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa: Not eating or drinking any liquids with calories. Memorizing tthe calorie count of every known food substance. A fast weight loss. Extreme exertion--fitness schedulepushing food around on a plate, but not eating it. Denial of any problem. The patient feels great success at the weight loss.The patient has a distorted image of her'himself in the mirror-really doesn't see a problem with thinness. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Anorexia (nervosa) (Tip)

Anorexia can have fatal consequences. Get professional help if you suspect your child is anorexic. ...See more

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How can I fully recovering from anorexia nervosa?

How can I fully recovering from anorexia nervosa?

Change course: If you've learned new approaches to dealing with your frustrations and disturbances that have led to anorexia nervosa, and if you are continually pursuing these new responses, you might be fully recovered or on your way. It is possible to decide to maintain a normal body weight, to get over the fear of gaining weight, and to no longer be disturbed over weight issues or body shape.Treatment helps. ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Bulimia Nervosa (Cbt Bn) (Definition)

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