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Anorexia nervosa is the name of the disorder that is characterized by voluntary starvation and excessive exercising .


Anorexia nervous is characterized by self-starvation and excessive loss?

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What is an example of a eating disorder?

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When was Anorexia nervosa classified?

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How does the risk of bulimia nervosa compare to that of anorexia nervosa?

Although the risk of death is not as high as for anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that leads to excessive weight loss.


What is the diffinition of anorexia nervosa?

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Is anorexia nervosa communicable?

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What disorder is characterized by binging and purging?

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Does the eating disorder characterized by self starvation and excessive weight loss is called bulimia nervous?

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A sentence with the word anorexia nervosa?

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