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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterized by the refusal to maintain weight at or above the normal range for an individual’s age and height.

Characteristics of the disorder also include an intense fear of weight gain or behaviors that prevent weight gain, a severe distortion in how the individuals perceive their body weight or shape, and they may deny the seriousness of their low body weight.

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Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa

Types of Anorexia

Incidence of Anorexia Nervosa

Cause of Anorexia Nervosa

Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa


Last Updated: 12/2013