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Eating Disorders Center—Anorexia Nervosa

General Overview

Anorexia nervosa is an eating problem that occurs when a person is extremely afraid of becoming overweight and therefore eats as little as possible. This condition is both a physical illness and a psychiatric illness. Anorexia nervosa can be very severe, leading to death from starvation or suicide.



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Living With Anorexia Nervosa

In her own words: living with anorexia and bulimia

Read how one woman was able to recover from anorexia and bulimia.

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

Academy For Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association