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Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Anorexia Nervosa includes the 78 symptoms listed below:

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Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Those experiencing anorexia nervosa also have an intense fear of becoming fat, even though they are underweight. Many people with the disorder look emaciated but are convinced that they are overweight. Sometimes they must be hospitalized to prevent starvation, yet they often continue to deny the condition. Food and weight become obsessions. For some, the compulsiveness shows up in strange eating rituals or the refusal to eat in front of others. It is not uncommon for people with anorexia to collect recipes and prepare lavish gourmet feast for family and friends, but not partake in the meals themselves. They may adhere to strict exercise routines to keep off weight. Ninety percent of all anorexics are women. (Source: excerpt from Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC)

Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Possible warning signs include:

    • Deliberate self-starvation with weight loss

    • Intense fear of gaining weight

    • Refusal to eat

    • Denial of hunger

    • Constant exercising

    • Greater amounts of hair on the body or the face

    • Sensitivity to cold

    • Absent or irregular periods

    • Loss of scalp hair

    • A self-perception of being fat when the person is already too thin

(Source: excerpt from Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC)

Anorexia Nervosa as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa. This signs and symptoms information for Anorexia Nervosa has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Anorexia Nervosa signs or Anorexia Nervosa symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Anorexia Nervosa symptoms.


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