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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Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is defined as persistent restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, development trajectory and physical health, intense fear of gaining weight or persistent behavior that interferes with weight gain, disturbance by the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced or persistent lack of recognition of the seriousness of the current low body weight.
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder tend to be more common in women than men.
Although the mean age of presentation is 17 years for anorexia nervosa and 18 to 25 years for bulimia nervosa, many women >65 years suffer from these disorders.
He said anorexia nervosa is characterised by willful and purposeful behaviour directed toward losing weight, preoccupation with body weight and food, peculiar patterns of handling food, intense fear of gaining weight anddisturbance of body image.
The Swiss national, resident in Dubai for three years, has launched a UAE support group for families after seeing her sister go through anorexia nervosa for 20 years.
At the same time, this brain response was related to high anxiety and less weight gain for those being treated for anorexia nervosa.
Emotional intelligence in anorexia nervosa: is anxiety a missing piece of the puzzle?
Among the 60 women, aged 18-45 years, who were included in the study, 21 were overweight/obese, 18 had anorexia nervosa, and 21 were of normal weight.
Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders among women.
Electrocardiographic abnormalities in anorexia nervosa: a critical review of the literature
INTRODUCTION: Anorexia Nervosa is a relatively rare disorder predominantly seen in females.
Dancers had a higher than normal risk of suffering from eating disorders in general, anorexia nervosa and EDNOS, but no higher risk of suffering from bulimia nervosa.
Keywords: adolescent men, masculinity, anorexia nervosa, construction of subjectivity