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What is anorexia?

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Anorexia nervosa -- anorexia for short -- is an eating disorder that can have fatal consequences. People with anorexia eat very small amounts of food, which leads to starvation. They can become dangerously thin and malnourished, but still think they're overweight. Frequently, people with anorexia become so undernourished they have to be hospitalized.

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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