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Learn more about anorexia nervosa, the signs and symptoms to look out for, the short- and long-term effects, and treatment options available.

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Differences between anorexia and anorexia nervosa

The two terms “anorexia” and “anorexia nervosa” have different meanings. When...
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How does anorexia nervosa affect mental health?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder that leads to a fixation on...
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What is the restricting type of anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa restricting type describes someone who restricts their food intake...
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What is acute anorexia?

Acute anorexia nervosa is the most advanced stage of anorexia nervosa, which is...
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What causes anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a very serious eating disorder, second only to opioid use as the...
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What are the long term effects of anorexia?

In individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), some may experience its effects in the...
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The limitations of diagnosing anorexia with BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a way of measuring a person’s weight compared to their height...
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The dangers of anorexiant diet pills

Anorexiant diet pills have increased dangers for those with an eating disorder. There...
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Signs you need treatment for anorexia nervosa

There are many anorexia health risks, which present as symptoms and signs of...
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Signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious illness that may manifest in several ways...
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Is anorexia genetic?

For decades, many assumed anorexia nervosa (AN) was a psychosocial illness...
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Identifying anorexia risk factors

Eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa (AN), are complex and serious...
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Is anorexia a disease?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is not a disease. A disease is when there is a harmful change in...
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How to help someone with anorexia nervosa

If you’ve found yourself on this page, it’s likely because someone in your life has...
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How does anorexia nervosa develop?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious eating disorder that involves caloric restriction...
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Hidden characteristics of anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is one of the most widely-known types of eating disorders, but...
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Harmful outcomes of the pro-ana movement

Imagine that there were websites that encouraged people not to get treatment for...
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Examining the anorexia death rate

Eating disorders are routinely cited as being among the most lethal mental health...
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Early warning signs of anorexia nervosa

Facing an eating disorder, like anorexia nervosa (AN), in your own life or that of a...
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Can you have mild anorexia?

“Mild anorexia” is not currently a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical...
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Can anorexia nervosa be cured?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious, and, unfortunately, sometimes deadly disorder. But...
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Anorexia nervosa recovery tips

Once you have been through treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN), it’s so important...
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Anorexia nervosa statistics: Gender, race and socioeconomics

When examining anorexia statistics, or eating disorder rates in general, the results...
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What is anorexia nervosa (AN)?

More than 28 million Americans, or roughly 9% of the population, will experience...
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