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  1. Understanding Anorexia -- the Basics

    Get the basics on anorexia from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Anorexia -- Diagnosis and Treatment

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

  3. Understanding Anorexia -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of anorexia.

  4. Anorexia Nervosa - Topic Overview

    Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders.

  5. Anorexia: Other Health Problems That May Occur - Topic Overview

    It is not clear whether other mental health disorders occur before or as a result of anorexia nervosa. Treatment can be difficult when a person has anorexia along with other mental health disorders. Some of the most common mental health disorders that can be present with anorexia include: 1 Depression,which occurs in up to 50 out of 100 people who have anorexia. Irrational fears (phobias),...

  6. 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. ...

  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 Nervosa - Symptoms

    Common feelings and actions that are linked to anorexia nervosa include; having an intense fear of gaining weight, restricting food or types of food, such as food that contains any kind of fat or sugar, and weighing less than 85% of your expected body wei

  9. 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.

  10. Anorexia Complications - Topic Overview

    Almost half of people who have anorexia nervosa will eventually develop symptoms (binge-purge behaviors) of another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. 1 Long-term or severe anorexia also can cause serious medical complications,such as: 2 Osteoporosis,which results from a lack of calcium in the diet as well as too much cortisol and too little estrogen in the body. The teenage years are ...

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