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Feb 20, 2015

Anorexia Nervosa: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Anorexia Nervosa: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

At its most basic, anorexia nervosa is mental disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight. In fact, individuals suffering from anorexia often greatly fear gaining weight, even if they are already weigh less than their physician would consider healthy or safe. 

As such, anorexia sufferers hold distorted body images about themselves (e.g. they feel fat when they’re actually very thin), which is what pushes them continue losing weight.