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  • psychiatric
  • Acute pandysautonomia may cause emotional instability and has been misdiagnosed as various psychiatric disorders including hysterical neurosis and anorexia nervosa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lyme disease is known as the "great imitator", as it may present as a variety of psychiatric or neurologic disorders including anorexia nervosa. (wikipedia.org)
  • perfectionist
  • I was a typical victim of anorexia-a high achieving, perfectionist, middle class teenager to whom no one would have thought it would happen. (bmj.com)
  • family dr) Most kids with anorexia are usually perfectionist, or the kids who do extremely well in school and focus on pleasing others. (bartleby.com)
  • Awareness
  • Awareness of the condition was largely limited to the medical profession until the latter part of the 20th century, when German-American psychoanalyst Hilde Bruch published her popular work The Golden Cage: the Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa in 1978. (wikipedia.org)
  • This book created a wider awareness of anorexia nervosa among lay readers. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • Women who have had a certain type of anorexia nervosa show an alteration of the activity of a chemical in their brain that is widely associated with anxiety and other affective disorders more than one year after recovery, according to a study in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (rxpgnews.com)
  • A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Norwegian researchers has found that women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder. (redorbit.com)
  • Both men and women can develop anorexia, but it is 10 times more common in females. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Nearly 1 in every 100 American women will experience anorexia at some time. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The eating disorder anorexia nervosa, which has been studied mostly in white women, appears to be extremely rare among black women in the United States, new research has found. (chicagotribune.com)
  • While men do succumb to anorexia nervosa, (5 percent to 10 percent of sufferers) women are more likely to develop the disorder in adolescence or young adulthood. (osu.edu)
  • Researchers have estimated 0.5 percent to 3.7 percent of all women, and 1 percent of female adolescents, suffer from anorexia. (osu.edu)
  • In this assignment I would like to study mainly on why teenage girls feel so conscious about their bodies, what they feel about the way that women are portrayed in the media and the effects of Anorexia Nervosa. (bartleby.com)
  • adolescent
  • This is standard management of an adolescent with anorexia, but my experience makes me feel that direct referral to a specialist eating disorders team would have been much more helpful. (bmj.com)
  • childhood
  • Some times the causes of anorexia can be from a painful childhood, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domineering coaches and controlling relationships and they are punishing themselves because of it. (bartleby.com)
  • weight loss
  • Anorexia and weight loss also may occur with SLE and while rare it may be misdiagnosed as AN. (wikipedia.org)
  • She also had an unnamed illness as a teenager that some now believe to have been anorexia nervosa/chlorosis Her condition is described as involving weight loss, uneven appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea, pallor, fainting fits and breathing difficulties. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • I prefer, however, the more general term "nervosa," since the disease occurs in males as well as females, and is probably rather central than peripheral. (wikipedia.org)
  • begins
  • Although the disorder most frequently begins during adolescence, an increasing number of children and older adults are also being diagnosed with anorexia. (nationaleatingdisorders.org)
  • The history of anorexia nervosa begins with descriptions of religious fasting dating from the Hellenistic era and continuing into the medieval period. (wikipedia.org)
  • body weight
  • Davis 1 Anorexia nervosa is defined as a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight, in addition to a disturbance in perception of body shape and weight( DSM-IV-TR, 2000). (bartleby.com)