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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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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...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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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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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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What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

What are some risk factors of anorexia nervosa?

Risks of or for?: Here are websites for both: www.mayoclinic.com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk... Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women. www.choosehelp.com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks.html anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more

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What to do if i may be developing anorexia nervosa?

What to do if i may be developing anorexia nervosa?

Please see your: Primary care physician. Be completely honest. S/he will assess to see if you need to referral to an addiction medicine specialist, an eating disorder program, a psychiatrist etc. Take care. ...Read more

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I've got anorexia nervosa. What consequences should I be looking for?

Osteoporosis: If your disease is well controlled then the only thing to worry about is low bone mass. Careful followup of your bone health is important. If your disease is poorly controlled then the list of things to worry about is too long to include here. Close follow up with a eating disorder specialist is critical for you in either case. ...Read more

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Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Yes, with difficulty: Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult. ...Read more

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What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read more

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