Anorexa is a condition in which a person has a morbid fear of gaining weight, fat, and calories. It is an obsession with being thin that has nothing to do with actual physical weight.
Like people suffering from other eating disorders, anorexics practice extreme food restriction. This often leads to severe weight loss and serious health problems.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Answers questions about this eating disorder. Includes what it is, symptoms, medical consequences, and how it differs from bulimia.
[ Mature Teens ] Clinical article explains how this disorder is diagnosed, possible reasons, physical problems that may develop, who is at risk, and estimated mortality rates.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Describes what anorexia is, some of the key characteristics and how it differs from bulimia. Includes warning signs, treatment, and how to help. Sponsored by AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians).
CBBC Newsground: New anorexia guidelines for teens
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explores the often-disregarded area of male anorexia in teens. Includes media influence, genetics, hormonal changes, and the importance of support.
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