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Anorexia is the decreased sensation of appetite. While the term in non-scientific publications is often used interchangeably with anorexia nervosa, many possible causes exist for a decreased appetite, some of which may be harmless, while others indicate a serious clinical condition, or pose a significant risk.

Anorexia, or more specifically Anorexia Nervosa, is classified as an Eating Disorder. Although this is commonly associated with pubescent females, it can also affect males.

Generally, this condition typically presents as weightloss, with the sufferer avoiding food or eating very small amounts, in an effort to consume as little as possible.

As this condition advances, the sufferer is incapable of perceiving their true body shape, imagining they are fatter than they really are. Even though others can plainly see their emaciated body shape, the sufferer will be unwilling to take this perception onboard.

There are a number of websites offering information and support to both sufferers, their relatives and friends.


In short, Anorexia is when you consider yourself fatter than you really are, so you make yourself vomit.

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Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person severly limits their food intake and exercises compulsively to burn off what few calories they do eat in an extreme measure to lose weight.

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