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Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

The risk for anorexia nervosa increases if you:

For some people, anorexic eating habits can meet a need for personal control and self-esteem. Some teens may fall into this pattern as a way to cope with big changes and challenges.

A parent may have cause for concern if:

  • A child expresses concerns about weight at a very young age.
  • A teen becomes more strict with a diet.
  • A teen intensifies his or her exercise routine.
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Last Updated: August 25, 2011
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