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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 Nervosa

    WebMD gives an overview of anorexia nervosa, a life-threatening eating disorder.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing anorexia nervosa increases if you have a family history of an eating disorder, obesity, or a mood disorder (such as anxiety or depression), have certain personality traits and emotional conditions, such as perfectionism, perseveranc

  8. Anorexia: Help for Family Members - Topic Overview

    One person's struggle with anorexia nervosa affects the entire family. Counseling can be a big help to everyone in your family,whether it means seeing a counselor alone,as a couple,or as a family. Each family member may need reassurance or counseling at different times during the course of the illness. Seek the support you need during this time from all available resources. Use a ...

  9. Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others - 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 - Treatment Overview

    All people with anorexia nervosa need treatment. In most cases, this involves seeing a health professional, as well as having regular counseling sessions.

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