What Is Anorexia? | Child Psychology
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What Is Anorexia? | Child Psychology

August 16, 2019


Anorexia nervosa, or anorexia, is very common
in women. 95 percent of individuals diagnosed with anorexia are female. Anorexia is not
about dieting or fear of obesity. It may start off that way, but what ends up happening is
the woman becomes very focused on losing weight, so much so that there is an intense sense
of neurochemical satisfaction from becoming more slim. In fact, the individual with anorexia
doesn’t even realize quite how small they’re becoming. They have body dysmorphic issues,
meaning that they cannot see the thin individual in the mirror. Once this individual starts to restrict their
eating, other factors come into play. She may start to take diet pills or exercise excessively.
She may take diuretics or even enemas to continue the weight loss. Anorexia nervosa is very
serious and beyond therapeutic intervention typically requires medication and medical
interventions as well. While anorexia nervosa is a very serious eating disorder, it has
many psychological factors that are important to understand. But these are some the basic
and most important components of understanding anorexia.

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  1. "95% of individuals diagnosed with anorexia are female."

    Notice how she said "diagnosed", not everyone in total. Although most people believe males can't have eating disorders, they can. Alot of boy in my highschool that are on the wrestling team try to drop weight fast to get into a desired weight class through anorexia. However most people dismiss this as no more than what it apears to be, trying to get into a weight class.

  2. What if she has gout and is ot able to excersize so she just starves herself. is there anyway to help them

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