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    1. Understanding Anorexia -- the Basics

      Get the basics on anorexia from the experts at WebMD.

    2. Understanding Anorexia -- Symptoms

      Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of anorexia.

    3. Understanding Anorexia -- Diagnosis and Treatment

      Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the signs of anorexia and getting help for it.

    4. Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors - Topic Overview

      People who have anorexia often have difficulty at mealtimes. If mealtime is a stressful time for you,try something different. During meals: Try to eat slowly and gradually. Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by the idea of eating a meal. Talk with other people about things that interest you. Avoid talking about the food you are eating or thinking about your weight gain worries. ...

    5. Anorexia Nervosa - Prevention

      There is no known way to prevent anorexia nervosa. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing.

    6. Anorexia Nervosa - What Happens

      Anorexia nervosa almost always begins with a plan to follow a strict weight-loss diet. Limiting foods then leads to malnutrition and unhealthy weight loss.

    7. Anorexia Nervosa - Cause

      The cause of anorexia nervosa is not fully understood. It is thought to develop from a mix of physical, emotional, and social triggers.

    8. Anorexia Nervosa - Medications

      There is no medication for treating active anorexia nervosa. However, once you have regained some weight, your doctor may suggest that you take an antidepressant medicine.

    9. Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors - Topic Overview

      Sometimes people who have anorexia find it difficult to trust the family,friends,health professionals,and other caring people who are trying to help them. There are many reasons for this,ranging from anxiety about losing control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And,it can be hard to trust a whole new way of eating,exercising,and taking care of yourself. ...

    10. Anorexia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

      By answering these five simple questions, you can see whether you may have an eating disorder.

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