Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa manifests through severe malnourishment, or in more clinical terms, the refusal to maintain appropriate energy (calorie) intake to support a healthy body weight, based on the individual’s age, sex, and height. Those diagnosed with anorexia are not only typically severely underweight, but also suffer from an extreme fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image. The distortion in body perception inhibits the ability to recognize the low body weight and causes the individual to perceive his or her body very differently than it actually is.

Physical Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

The most obvious physical sign of anorexia is weight loss, but there are numerous other physical symptoms that occur.

Potential Signs Of Anorexia Nervosa

Common Behaviors of Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa

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