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How does a person with anorexia feel about food and weight?

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A person with anorexia becomes obsessed with food and weight. She may form peculiar eating rituals, such as refusing to eat in front of other people or putting food on their plate in a certain order. They may collect cookbooks and cook huge meals for their friends and families -- but they don't join in. They usually maintain an intensive exercise regimen.

From: Understanding Anorexia -- the Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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Hales, R., and Yudofsky, S. (editors), , 4th edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2003.  Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Brewerton, T., - Edition 1, Marcel Dekker, Inc, 2004. Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders website.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

SOURCES: 

Hales, R., and Yudofsky, S. (editors), , 4th edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2003.  Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Brewerton, T., - Edition 1, Marcel Dekker, Inc, 2004. Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders website.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

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