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.
Although not underweight, this [ENDOS-Wt] group was more medically compromised in some outcomes than the anorexia nervosa group," Ms.
We have a family of eating disorders, the best known being anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorders and bulimia," said Jeremy Alfrod, a clinical psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapist.
When we think of anorexia, we think of young women with eating disorders.
Despite being notoriously difficult to treat, patients with anorexia might respond to psychotherapy--especially family thera-py--with an increased remission rate and faster return to health, compared with other forms of treatment.
Usamos la oxitocina como posible tratamiento para la anorexia, centrandonos en algunos de estos problemas de fondo que vemos en los pacientes", ha explicado Janet Treasure, coautora del trabajo, del Instituto de Psiquiatria del King's College London del Reino Unido.
En los pacientes sin anorexia la variacion de peso fue insignificante, manteniendose casi en el mismo peso.
Understanding and recognizing anorexia in pregnant women can help facilitate discussion and teaching regarding body shape, weight gain, and proper nutrition.
The project made use of genetic information from more than 1,200 anorexia patients and nearly 2,000 non-anorexic control subjects.
ANOREXIA FACTS: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition that can be lifethreatening.
Although most patients gain back some weight years after becoming ill, anorexia is the most deadly of all mental disorders.
Accordingly, the unmet need for the effective treatment of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa is high, and the potential gains for pharmaceutical companies who can respond to this are substantial.