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What S The Proper Term Anorectic Or Anorexic
Anorexia prevalence: Per the national institute of mental health (nimh) there are no reported data for 12-month prevalence of anorexia nervosa. However, there are lifetime prevalence data suggesting 0.6% of U.S. Adult population will develop the disorder with females being more likely at 0.9% and males at 0.3%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially Anyone: The mayo clinic has identified certain factors which increase the risk of anorexia: being female. A young age. Genetics. Family history - having a first degree relative with anorexia. Weight changes. Transitions such as a new school, home or job. Sports, work and artistic activities such as ballet, or gymnastics. Media and society - unrealistic social values displayed in fashion. ...Read more
Very difficult: Anorexia nervosa is a serious and potentially lethal disease. In my opinion it is a biochemical disorder, not "psychological". The urgent need is for vitamin therapy given intravenously. Find a physician registered with the american college for the advancement of medicine website and look for a physican in your geographical area. ...Read more
See a specialist: There are a lot of specialists in anorexia. They can work with you from a variety of perspectives like behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy. Reading is also valuable. There are great books out there on anorexia and learning to manage the disorder and behavior, like decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more
<85% normal body wt: There are four necessary criteria for anorexia nervosa: refusing to maintain above 85% normal body weight, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat despite being underweight, distorted perception of body weight or denial of seriousness of weight status, and absence of menstruation (after establishing menstruation) for 3 consecutive cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worry about fat: Anorexia or eating disorder is a very complex disoder which is being still researched , and more is being learnt in this decade, unipolar depression which is associated which is anorexia and is very hard to treat, vs bipolar disorder which is associated disorder which is associated with binging and purging and is completely different kind kind of eating different eating disorder.Orexin is the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't yet worked: With an actively anorexic patient who was satisfied with her/his body. I have worked with individuals who have come to love and accept their bodies after a lot of hard of emotional work. ...Read more
Specialist: Recommend that you work with an eating disorder specialist. If you can go to a eating disorder speciality clinic that would be even better. Many clinics have excellent providers who aren't experienced in working with eating disorders. Be open to inpatient treatment if it is recommended. ...Read more
Perception: While a wrestler could be anorexic, generally a wrestler may try and achieve a lower body weight in order to compete in a particular weight class. Although they may be underweight they would have an accurate perception of their body image (hopefully). An anorexic still sees themself as either too heavy or at an acceptable body weight/shape despite being 15% or more underweight-also fear weightgain. ...Read more
Call NEDA, Ask Qs: Speak w/someone re ur specific concerns @natl ass'n of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. 4 educa'l info re eating disorders: neda website (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh) & website of eating disorders info network (http://myedin.Org). Signs include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness. ...Read more
Call NEDA, Ask Q's: Speak w/someone re ur specific concerns @nat'l assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) helpline: (630) 577-1330. 4 educat'l info re eating disorders: neda website (http://bit.Ly/16crmyh) & website of eating disorders info network (http://myedin.Org). Signs include: poor body image; probs enjoying food; eating/exercise habits; trouble expressing emotions; moodiness; self-harming behavs. ...Read more
Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat.Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad.These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising.They have distorted body image.Could die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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