Anorexia Nervosa

July 5, 2019
Anorexia Nervosa Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa: Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious psychological disorder that is characterised by a person’s core desire to be thinner and lose weight, and with an intense obsessional fear of gaining weight or being fat – despite being underweight. The disorder may begin with a seemingly harmless desire to be a bit thinner or more attractive. This simple desire can become problematic when the person starts to base their self-esteem upon losing weight and being ever-thinner, and restricts dietary intake with an increasing desire for control over the intake of foods.  Once anorexia nervosa is in full-swing, the person experiences extreme emaciation, and a refusal to maintain a normal body weight. People with anorexia starve themselves, despite being hungry. Among a range of medical and psychological side-effects of […]

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