Anorexia nervosa, as defined by the DSM-IV, is characterized by:
Generally, a patient is considered to have anorexia nervosa when weight drops to less than 85% of ideal body weight. The intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat is associated with body image distortion in which the patient inaccurately perceives his or her body shape and size. Finally, the absence of menses for at least 3 consecutive menstrual cycles is required for the diagnosis to be given. Anorexia nervosa is subdivided into (1) the restricting type, in which food intake is limited, and (2) the binge-eating or purging type. The latter category includes anorexia nervosa patients who also engage in regular binge eating or purging behaviors, including self-induced vomiting or the abuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.
Walker Wellness Clinic is an anorexia treatment center specializing in individualized programs designed for success.
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