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Why can't anorexics lose weight the healthy way?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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In brief: Anorexia

Anorexia is a psychiatric disorder, like depression and schizophrenia, and as such, patients with anorexia do not "choose" this over healthy ways to lose weight.
In fact, many patients with anorexia are not actually overweight. It is their mental illness that makes them think they are overweight. It is a complicated and sometimes fatal disease.

In brief: Anorexia

Anorexia is a psychiatric disorder, like depression and schizophrenia, and as such, patients with anorexia do not "choose" this over healthy ways to lose weight.
In fact, many patients with anorexia are not actually overweight. It is their mental illness that makes them think they are overweight. It is a complicated and sometimes fatal disease.
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