anorexia


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Related to anorexia: bulimia, Eating disorders, Pro ana

anorexia

1. loss of appetite
2. a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death

anorexia

[‚an·ə′rek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of appetite.
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These findings indicate that anorexia nervosa is being socially construed as a woman's pathology, thus supporting the idea of a weak woman that is commonly found in explanations of anorexia nervosa (see, e.
Dany Khalaf summarized anorexia as "the distortion of self-perception, obsession about being thin and fear of food.
After taking a dose of oxytocin, patients with anorexia were less likely to focus on the "disgust" faces.
Of more than 150 candidate genes, only a handful showed statistical signs of a linkage with anorexia in this group of subjects.
People affected by anorexia often go to great attempts to hide their behaviour from family and friends by lying about eating and what they have eaten, or by pretending to have eaten earlier.
Having always been interested in ways to expose a story's "messy" mixture of comedy and tragedy, Caroline here contrasts the control exerted in the inner world of anorexia with the disorder of the outside world as the three characters struggle to tell the story of Josephine's anorexia "addiction", its effect on others, and her recovery.
From 5 to 20 percent of individuals with anorexia nervosa die prematurely.
Her representatives refused to comment on the claims about substance abuse and anorexia.
Cases of anorexia nervosa have been chronicled through the centuries, well before strikingly thin models became the ideal of female beauty.
5% of those with a history of anorexia and bulimia took longer than six months to conceive, compared with 25% of women in the general population.
REALITY TV star Kenneth Tong has been blasted by celebrities for a sick web campaign promot ing anorexia.