Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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About Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder characterized by an unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. Key features for Anorexia Nervosa are refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted body image. Inadequate eating or excessive exercising results in severe weight loss. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. It affects body and mind. It is characterized by excessive weight loss, self-starvation, denial of hunger, withdrawal from usual friends, Consistent excuses avoiding mealtimes, Anxiety about gaining weight etc. Anorexia nervosa is found mainly in girls aged from 15-19. Anorexia is a serious psychological disorder. It is a condition that goes well beyond out-of-control dieting. For proper treatment for anorexia a proper extensive counseling should be done to reveal the emotional problems.

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