ABSTRACT – Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological influential condition in which an individual is obsessed with weight loss. Due...
Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological influential condition in which an individual is obsessed with weight loss. Due to this fear, the individual usually eat less than normal diet. It can affect people of all ages, gender and ethnicities.
Biological and genetic factors which naturally give rise to this disorder.
Depression or anxiety issue.
Psychological reasons like obsession to become perfectionist.
Environmental factors like western culture influence on these individuals, peer pressure of looking thin.
RISK FACTORS –
Fluctuation in weight
Being a teenager and female
Social media influence
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Drop in blood counts
Loss of Appetite
Vomiting out purposely
Frequent mood swings
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Medication to control depression
Hospitalization may be required for patient with severe weight loss, malnutrition
Upto 70 million people suffer from eating disorder in which Anorexia plays a very major role.
Females being prone to this, males are generally less affected with this disorder.
Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate compared to other eating disorders.