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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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What is the scientific name for Anorexia?

The scientific name for anorexia is Anorexia Nervosa.

Does naomi campell have anorexia?

No she does not have anorexia.

What is the difference between the names anorexia nervosa and anorexia?

It is just a shorter version of the full name. Anorexia is short for Anorexia Nervosa. Therefore, Anorexia Nervosa is commonly referred to as Anorexia. (As is Bulimia. Bulimia is short for Bulimia Nervosa.)

Which is more common bulimia or anorexia?


How do you spell anorexia?

Anorexia is the correct spelling.

How can anorexia cause stravation?

Anorexia is starvation..

Is anorexia infectious disease?

Anorexia is NOT a disease - it is a psychological condition. You cannot 'catch' Anorexia from a sufferer !

How many types of Anorexia are there?

There are two major divisions anorexia is diagnosed as 1) anorexia-binge/purge subtype 2) anorexia-restricting type

How many different types of anorexia are there?

There are two major divisions anorexia is diagnosed as 1) anorexia-binge/purge subtype 2) anorexia-restricting type

How many people in Australia suffer from anorexia?

95% people that suffer Anorexia, are women. About 1/10 FEMALES have anorexia about 1/95 MALES have anorexia

What is the chain of infection of anorexia?

There is no chain of infection for anorexia, as it is not caused by a pathogen. Anorexia Nervosa is a mental disorder.

How many calories is anorexia?

Anorexia is an illness, not a food...

Why does caffeine cause anorexia?

Caffeine is not a cause of anorexia.

Use anorexia in a sentence?

For example: Anorexia can kill.

What kind of illness is anorexia?

Anorexia is an eating disorder.

Where did anorexia originate?

It is unknown exactly where anorexia originated.

Does a girl have to be extremely thin to have anorexia?

Yes, to obtain a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (anorexia) the sufferer must be underweight.

How did you get anorexia?

Anorexia, or Anorexia Nervosa is a real mental illness. The word Anorexia literally translated means 'without appetite'. It is when you refuse to eat, restrict or eat very little.

How many people in the UK are affected by anorexia nervosa?

About 1 in every 250 people who suffers from an eating disorder in the UK suffers from anorexia.About 1 in every 250 people suffers from anorexia or anorexia-like disorders.About 1 in every 250 people suffers from anorexia or anorexia-like disorders.

How are anorexia and anorexia nervosa different?

They are the same thing. Anorexia Nervosa is the full medical name, while anorexia is the shortened version used in spoken language.Actually no, they are not the same thing. Anorexia is the clinical term for loss of appetite, while Anorexia Nervosa(AN) is a serious mental disorder. AN is often shortened to simply anorexia, especially in common language, but technically they are different disorders.

Who discovered Anorexia?

Patricia Howe Tilton Discovered anorexia.

What is Anorexia by Eavan boland about?

'Anorexia' by Eavan Boland is about Axorexia.

Do you have to be anorexic to have anorexia?

People who suffer from anorexia are called anorexics.

What is the difference between anorexia hysteria and anorexia nervosa?

There is none.

How do you spell anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa is the correct spelling.