Facts about anorexia nervosa
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Facts about anorexia nervosa by Jody Dove

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health in [Bethesda, Md.?] .
Written in English


  • Anorexia nervosa

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ContributionsNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
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Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) ;
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Open LibraryOL14905910M

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Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity. People with this disorder believe they are overweight, even when their bodies become grotesquely distorted by malnourishment. Bulimia is characterized by massive food binges followed by self-induced vomiting or use of diuretics and laxatives to avoid weight gain. Anorexia nervosa, in simple terms, is self-starvation. However, it is a complex problem with intricate roots; and, recovery is best accomplished with a grasp of sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this guidebook, which includes:Cited by: 3. Get this from a library! Facts about anorexia nervosa.. [Jody Dove; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)].   Facts about Anorexia Nervosa 5: Death. Anorexia Nervosa becomes the leading cause of death, especially in young women under the age of Facts about Anorexia Nervosa 6: Causes of Anorexia. There are many causes of anorexia, including psychological, stress, depression, social factors, cultural influences, environmental, or even genetic.

Please cite this article as: Zandian M et al. Cause and treatment of anorexia nervosa. Physiol Behav (), doi: /h rate and the perception of satiety, as well as the. Anorexia nervosa, eating disorder characterized by the refusal of an emaciated individual to maintain a normal body weight.A person with anorexia nervosa typically weighs no more than 85 percent of the expected weight for the person’s age, height, and sex, and in some cases much less. In addition, people with anorexia nervosa have a distorted evaluation of their own weight and body shape. Reading Time: 2 minutes Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extremely low body weight due to persistent and chronic energy restriction, and body image distortions comprised through an intense fear of weight gain.. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder on the rise, and seriousness of this illness is underscored by the fact that anorexia nervosa is associated with the. Anorexia: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa & Anorexia Recovery (Eating Disorders Books Book 2) - Kindle edition by Mercier, Cheryl, Brown, Waln. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Anorexia: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa & Anorexia Recovery (Eating Disorders Books Book 2).Price: $

Anorexia nervosa, often called anorexia, is a type of eating disorder. People with anorexia eat so little that they have unhealthy weight loss and become dangerously thin. They may think they are overweight or fat even when they are underweight or thin. Anorexia affects more girls and women than boys and men. This brochure provides information about different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. It also addresses how eating disorders are treated and what research is being done to better understand these disorders. The eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity - affect many thousands of people each year, particularly young women. Eating disorders are a subject which parents today cannot study enough; it is believed that over 1 million people in the UK alone have a significant problem with an eating disorder and that up to 90, of those are receiving treatment. Almost everyone worries about their weight occasionally, but people with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes. Learn more about eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and how psychologists treat them.