ANOREXIA INIRABILIS

A culture-bound medieval European syndrome, characterized by the restriction of caloric intake due to piety and religious devotion. Also known as holy anorexia.

ANOREXIA INIRABILIS: "The person was diagnosed with anorexia inirabilis after restricting his or her caloric intake to prove devotion to the church."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANOREXIA INIRABILIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anorexia-inirabilis/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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