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My mother was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Can you tell me about it?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Diet gone bad

Essentially it is another manifestation of a fat phobia.
They tend to have overestimation of the possibility of weight gain with food intake - fearing that if they allow themselves to eat normally that they will inevitably and even suddenly become obese. The reflection offered from the mirror is distorted as imagined fatness/ugliness. Fasting is felt to squelch appetite - which is seen as an enemy.

In brief: Diet gone bad

Essentially it is another manifestation of a fat phobia.
They tend to have overestimation of the possibility of weight gain with food intake - fearing that if they allow themselves to eat normally that they will inevitably and even suddenly become obese. The reflection offered from the mirror is distorted as imagined fatness/ugliness. Fasting is felt to squelch appetite - which is seen as an enemy.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anorexia nervosa

Is an eating disorder which can be a serious problem. How old are you? Whatever your age, this is not your fault.

In brief: Anorexia nervosa

Is an eating disorder which can be a serious problem. How old are you? Whatever your age, this is not your fault.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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