ANOREXIA NERVOSA

an eating disorder, which occurs frequently in adolescent girls, involving the refusal of food, a drive for thinness, perceptual disturbances in the person's view of the body, amenorrhea, excessive purging or restricting behaviors, and weight loss. See also reverse anorexia- bulimia nervosa.

ANOREXIA NERVOSA: "The individual diagnosed with anorexia nervosa was so afraid of gaining weight that he or she restricted food to one apple each day and exercised for several hours each day to lose weight. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANOREXIA NERVOSA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anorexia-nervosa/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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