anorexia nervosa

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(psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated

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Marked by a restriction of calorie intake leading to low body weight, patients with anorexia nervosa also have a disturbance in experience of body weight or shape or undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation.
Study participants were adolescents with anorexia nervosa who required hospitalization for malnutrition indicated by low body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index.
A total of 10% of the girls had primary amenorrhea attributable to anorexia nervosa, and 90% had secondary amenorrhea, he said.
Psychodynamic treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia (pp.
Anorexia nervosa is a disorder characterized by severely restricted eating habits and extreme weight loss.
Lots of children get plain anorexia but very few as young as eight get anorexia nervosa.
Another study has shown that only 6% of teens with anorexia nervosa chose to follow a vegetarian diet before the onset of their eating disorder.
The sample was drawn from all males seen at the clinic (between 1981 and 1995) who were eligible for inclusion because of a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorder -- not otherwise specified.
The problem with this approach is its implication that wearing cosmetics is separate from undergoing surgical procedures or dieting to the point that anorexia nervosa or bulimia t ake over.
It is like saying that anorexia nervosa is healthy.
Vivian Meehan, president of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, suffer from eating disorders.
The effects of weight loss on the hearts of young women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa include a slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, and a decreased heart size--basically almost the same effects seen in those who have suffered starvation.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Anorexia Nervosa - Pipeline Review, H1 2012', provides an overview of the Anorexia Nervosa therapeutic pipeline.
Understanding Anorexia Nervosa: Series Editor, Walter Kaye, MD, Director of the Eating Disorders Program and Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSD, discusses the clinical challenges in treating anorexia nervosa, the psychiatric illness with the highest mortality rate over any other.
Washington, August 23 ( ANI ): A new research has claimed that teens having bigger brains are more prone to suffer from anorexia nervosa.