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Why do people say anorexia makes you crazy?

Why do people say anorexia makes you crazy?

Serious disorder: Anorexia has serious distortions of reality associated, misperceptions of wt, body image and others. Severe electrolyte imbalances and malnutrition can cause delirium and dementia like symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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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When a med says it causes anorexia, what does that mean?

When a med says it causes anorexia, what does that mean?

Loss Of Appetite: Anorexia, as a side effect, refers to a diminished or loss of appetite. Many medications, including the antidepressant buproprion, can lead to anorexia. I have found that medications causing nausea can also cause anorexia. Taking such medications at bedtime can help reduce the anorexia. Do not change the timing of any medication without first discussing with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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If you start to eat normally but don't want to gain weight, can I say that Anorexia has been cured. ?

If you start to  eat normally but don't want to gain weight,  can I say that Anorexia has been cured. ?

No desire to eat: Anorexia is when a person has no desire to eat (regardless of the cause). Therefore, if she wants to eat and starts eating normally, she does not have anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder in which one of the symptoms is anorexia. If she has anorexia nervosa, and starts to "eat normally", but doesn't want to gain weight even though still underweight... then she is still sick. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to say to comfort a individual suffering from anorexia nervosa?

What is the best thing to say to comfort a individual suffering from anorexia nervosa?

Encourage: Being supportive is the best thing. Encourage the person to be honest with with their own feelings and honest with you. Be supportive and and encourage them to seek help. ...Read more

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Do I have anorexia? Not eating, no energy, I feel fat when ppl say I'm thin, I hate it when people say that I eat too little, underweight

Body dysmorphism : This is one aspect of anorexia nervosa, having the impression that you are overweight when yourBMI suggests you are too thin. Acting on this felling by restricting food intake is also a problem. Realizing that you may have a problem is a good thing. Please seek evaluation and treatment from a professional. Anorexia nervosa can be life threatening as essential proteins are broken down for energy. ...Read more

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19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

Narcolepsy requires: a comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read more

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What is anorexia?

What is anorexia?

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 more

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