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    1. Anorexia Complications - 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),...

    2. 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.

    3. 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. ...

    4. Anorexia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

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

    5. 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

    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. Binge Eating Disorder - Symptoms

      If you have binge eating disorder, you eat an extremely large amount of food within a 2 - hour period (a binge) at least 2 times a week on average for at least 6 months, are unable to control how much you eat during a binge, and feel very unhappy about bi

    8. Supporting Someone Who Has an Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

      People who have eating disorders are often very self-critical. Learning to be easier on yourself is essential. Pace yourself if you are feeling weak. Everything you do may take more time and effort. Do not expect to do all the things you want to do right away. Choose what is most important and do those things first. Break larger tasks into smaller ones and do what you can. Remember that ...

    9. 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.

    10. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

      This tool will help you determine whether or not you have an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa.

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