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This paper was designed to discuss several basic topics regarding anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is and eating disorder with an incredibly high mortality rate characterized by low body weight and an obsessive fear of becoming overweight that occurs primarily in females after puberty, yet before the age of 40 years. Unfortunately, Not much is known about the causes of anorexia nervosa, but possible correlations are blood relation to a person suffering from anorexia nervosa, those who have recently experienced a stressful event, a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder in childhood, or participation in a culture or profession that values thinness.
Due to the mystery of the true causes of the disorder, the treatment for anorexia nervosa typically involves an inpatient or outpatient intensive psychotherapy program. Recently, however, there have also been developments in the use of medication in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Unfortunately, even with these developments in treatments, anorexia nervosa still has an incredibly high relapse and mortality …This paper was designed to discuss several basic topics regarding anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is and eating disorder with an incredibly high mortality rate characterized by low body weight and an obsessive fear of becoming overweight that occurs primarily in females after puberty, yet before the age of 40 years. Unfortunately, Not much is known about the causes of anorexia nervosa, but possible correlations are blood relation to a person suffering from anorexia nervosa, those who have recently experienced a stressful event, a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder in childhood, or participation in a culture or profession that values thinness.
Due to the mystery of the true causes of the disorder, the treatment for anorexia nervosa typically involves an inpatient or outpatient intensive psychotherapy program. Recently, however, there have also been developments in the use of medication in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Unfortunately, even with these developments in treatments, anorexia nervosa still has an incredibly high relapse and mortality …