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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa: Introduction

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Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Anorexia Nervosa is available below.

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa

  • Normal weight restoration
    • Supplemental feeding
    • Electrolyte imbalance treatments
    • Nutritional counseling
  • Medications - usually only after normal weight has been re-established.
  • more treatments...»

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Anorexia Nervosa: Related Patient Stories

Anorexia Nervosa: Deaths

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Anorexia Nervosa: Complications

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Causes of Anorexia Nervosa

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Disease Topics Related To Anorexia Nervosa

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Anorexia Nervosa: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Anorexia Nervosa

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ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anorexia Nervosa

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Anorexia Nervosa: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Anorexia Nervosa

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Prognosis for Anorexia Nervosa

Prognosis for Anorexia Nervosa: National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in ten anorexic cases ends in death from starvation, suicide or medical complications like heart attacks or kidney failure. (Source: excerpt from Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC)

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Clinical Trials for Anorexia Nervosa

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Statistics for Anorexia Nervosa

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Article Excerpts about Anorexia Nervosa

People who intentionally starve themselves or severely restrict their food intake suffer from an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss -- at least 15 percent below a young woman’s normal body weight. (Source: excerpt from Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC)

Definitions of Anorexia Nervosa:

Syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994) - (Source - Diseases Database)

(psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Anorexia Nervosa is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anorexia Nervosa, or a subtype of Anorexia Nervosa, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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