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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Eating Disorders: Cultural and Social Factors - Topic Overview

    Eating disorders occur most often in industrialized cultures where there is an emphasis on thinness,especially if thinness is linked to success. Magazines,television,and other media have created an unrealistic image of the perfect,successful person. The pressure to be thin can lead to intense dieting,even in very young children,which can turn into an eating disorder in people who are more ...

  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. Bulimia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with bulimia and now is not able to pass urine, notices that his or her heart skips beats or beats slower than normal, has severe abdominal pain, or is vomiting

  7. Binge Eating Disorder - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of binge eating disorder.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing bulimia or another eating disorder is based on several factors.

  9. Eating Disorders: Things That Put a Person at Risk - Topic Overview

    Some personality traits put a person at greater risk of developing an eating disorder such as anorexia,bulimia,or binge eating. These traits include: 1 Low self-esteem. Difficulty communicating negative emotions,such as anger,sadness,or fear. Difficulty dealing with conflict. A need to please others. Perfectionism or always striving to be the best at whatever he or she does. A need ...

  10. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy is an active type of counseling. Sessions usually are held once a week for as long as you need to master new skills. Individual sessions last 1 hour, and group sessions may be longer. During cognitive - behavioral therapy for anorexia, you learn:About your illness, its symptoms, and how to predict when symptoms will most likely recur.To keep a diary of eating episode

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