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Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of Anorexia Nervosa
Causes of Anorexia Nervosa usually include physical, emotional, and social triggers :
1. Extreme dieting
3. Personality traits
4. Way to cope with stress
Here are the symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa:
1. Thinning of hair
2. Low body weight
4. Shrunken breasts
5. Stopping or never getting menstrual cycle
6. Feeling cold, lower body temperature than normal
Treatment Options for Anorexia Nervosa:
1. Medical treatment
2. Nutritional counseling
Prevention of Anorexia Nervosa:
1. Encourage a healthy view of not only yourself but everyone else around you as well
2. Have a healthy approach for eating and exercise
3. Do not use food as a reward or punishment
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where people fail to maintain body weights that are normal for their age and height and have fears of becoming fat, distorted body images, and amenorrhea (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014).
I won't eat I'm fat
People believe that they are fat, even when they are under weight.
Is that for real?
What we see on television and in magazines isn't real. They edit these images to make people look thinner than what they really are.