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What are the two subtypes of anorexia?

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There are two subtypes of anorexia. One type is linked to another type of eating disorder called bulimia, which is characterized by bingeing and purging. That's when a person eats and then makes themselves throw up. The other subtype is severe restriction of food and calories.

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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