• April 22, 2024

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa, which is often referred to as anorexia, is a devastating medical condition that can have drastic consequences. This eating disorder usually starts with psychological beliefs that lead to a person becoming highly focused on their weight and body image, leading to extreme calorie restriction and possibly over-exercising. This video will explain the main symptoms of anorexia, including the treatment of anorexia nervosa.

The video details the risk factors that go hand in hand with this disorder, including its prevalence in teenagers. Although people of any age can have eating disorders, it’s more common in teenagers.


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Teens face more pressure from the media and peer pressure from friends. They may be victims of bullying that can make them feel self-conscious about their bodies, too.

We’ll review the most common symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including emotional and physical symptoms. Early indicators may include an obsession with weight and a fear of gaining weight. A person may become socially isolated or lonely. Treatment of anorexia nervosa often includes weight restoration, education, psychological therapy, and more. This video reviews the various treatment plans for individuals with this disorder. Remember that you’re not alone. There is help available for individuals with anorexia and their families.

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