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Anorexia

  • Anorexia Information - What is anorexia? What causes it? Can it be prevented?

  • Anorexia is Not About Not Eating - Understanding the problem of anorexia. There are many links to additional resources for parents, sufferers, friends, and teens.

  • Anorexia Nervosa (American Academy of Family Physicians) - Anorexia nervosa is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in teenage boys, and adult women and men.

  • Anorexia Nervosa from Emergency Medicine / Psychosocial - Scholarly article regarding mortality rates, pathophysiology, frequency, clinical aspects, different diagnoses to consider, lab and imaging studies, treatment within a general hospital emergency room, follow-up, and a bibliography with links.

  • Anorexia Nervosa in Males - (National Eating Disorders Association) - Anorexia nervosa is a severe, life-threatening disorder in which the individual refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, is intensely afraid of gaining weight, and exhibits a significant distortion in the perception of the shape or size of his body, as well as dissatisfaction with his body shape and size.

  • Anorexic Body: A Qualitative Study - Study attempting to explore the anorexia nervosa patient's subjective experience in family therapy by employing a qualitative inquiry.

  • Facts about Anorexia Nervosa - Describes what anorexia is, some of the key characateristics and how it differs from bulimia. There are also references for more information. This site is sponsored by AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians).

  • The Rituals of Anorexia Nervosa - by Mara Selvini Palazzoli. A family Systems approach.

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