Anorexia

by MrReGlog
Last updated 11 months ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health

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Anorexia

anorexia

CAUSES

Genetics Family and Learned Behavior Culture and The Media Restrictive eating

Anorexia Nervosa is classified as an eating disorder in the Axis 1 of the DSM IV-TR.

Focus on improving the individual’s health by, Behavioral family therapy Medical treatment Nutritional counseling Family therapy

Body weight that is inconsistent with age, built, and height Loss of at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods (in women) Not wanting or refusing to eat in public Pretending or lying about eating Harshly critical of appearance Brittle skin Strange or secretive food rituals Obsessiveness about calorie intake

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where people starve themselves and lose an extreme amount of weight. In a case of anorexia a person is extremely skinny but still feels fat or overweight. To lose weight they will exercise excessively, take laxatives, or not eat. Mostly adolescent girls are affected by this disorder and usually start from ages 14-18.

SYMPTOMS

TREATMENT

DESCRIPTION

DSM IV-TR

...is not glamorous


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