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Anorexia Nervosa 神经性厌食症 (Reading & Sharing)

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that affects approximately 0.2-1.3% of the population; that’s about 5 to 10 cases per 100,000 people. There is a 9:1 ratio of female to males that have anorexia nervosa; it does affect males as well! About 0.5-1% of women between the ages of 15 and 30 have anorexia. Age 17 is the median age for people who suffer from this.

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder that’s characterized by abnormal eating behavior and severe self-induced weight loss (Ferri, 2018). These patients have an intense fear of gaining weight. There are two types of anorexia which include the restricting type that restricts all fat and food intake and the binge-eating / purging type that includes binge eating followed by vomiting with abuse of laxatives.

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