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Anorexia Nervosa | |
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|What is anorexia nervosa? |
|Anorexia nervosa is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in||teenage boys, and adult women and men.  People with anorexia are obsessed with being thin. |
|They lose a lot of weight and are terrified of gaining weight. They believe they are fat even|
|thoughthey are very thin. Anorexia isn't just a problem with food or weight. It's an attempt|
|to use food and weight to deal with emotional problems. |
|Why dopeople get anorexia? |
|The reason some people get anorexia isn't known. People with anorexia may believe they would |
|be happier andmore successful if they were thin. They want everything in their lives to be |
|perfect. People who have this disorder are usually good students. They are involved in many |
|school and communityactivities. They blame themselves if they don't get perfect grades, or |
|if other things in life are not perfect. |
|What are the problems causedby anorexia? |
|Girls with anorexia usually stop having menstrual periods. People with anorexia have dry skin|
|and thinning hair on the head....
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