Anorexia Nervosa

Articles, Videos and Treatment Options for Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by both psychological and physiological signs and symptoms related to low body weight and abnormal food restriction behaviors. Anorexia Nervosa typically presents with two main types of behavior, either as restricting food intake, or as bingeing with purging. Medical and psychological guidance is often required for treatment.

An overview of anorexia can be found here. Browse the following for the latest articles and videos about anorexia.

Anorexia Diagnosis

According to the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) there are four criteria that must be present to achieve an Anorexia Diagnosis. Four Criteria for Anorexia Diagnosis First for an anorexia diagnosis a person must refuse to maintain body weight over a minimal normal weight for age and …

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Anorexia Recovery

“…Emotions control me… make me hide in a safe place of silence…. my mind stays distant from what my heart feels. If I say it… it’s real… so I say nothing. I can’t touch it… if I did I would curl up or crumble. I may seem to be made by heart of stone…. but …

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Anorexia Statistics

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) on anorexia statistics, the lifetime prevalence of Anorexia Nervosa in U.S. adults is 0.6%. But Anorexia is not exclusively found in America. Worldwide, the prevalence of Anorexia Nervosa is estimated to be 0.3% in young women. There are geographical and cultural differences in the prevalence of …

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Anorexia Support

Anorexia Sections Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Causes Anorexia Effects Anorexia Symptoms Anorexia Diagnosis Anorexia Treatment Anorexia Support Anorexia Recovery Anorexia Statistics Getting anorexia support takes work. It means surrounding yourself with books, tools, people, and online resources who will be healthy, encouraging and supportive of your journey to wellness. It also requires effort to choose carefully …

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