Anorexia

battle from within

What is Anorexia?

a meantal disoreder characterized by an obsessive desire to loose weight

came from the greek word orexis meaning appetite

statistics

50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.

Only 1 out of 10 people with anorexia will recieve treatment

10-15% of people with anorexia are men.

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Treatments

most people with anorexia deny being anorexic.

For treatments there is group or family therapy

Hospital services are needed if the person has life threatening malnutrition or medical complications

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symptoms

very distorted body image

intense fear of becoming fat

doesnt eat

uses pills to make them urinate and decrease appitite

Causes

has strict social/cultural ideas about health/beauty

negative self esteem

worried about weight and shape

think they look fat

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Citations

"Anorexia nervosa." PubMed Health. Ed. Timothy Rogge. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001401/>.

Nationaleatingdisorders.org