All you need to know about Anorexia Nervosa
Written By: Counselling Psychologist
M.Sc. Psychology - Swansea University, UK.
Reviewed By: Counselling Psychologist
MA Psychology Pennsylvania State University, USA
Last Updated: 15-03-2023

All you need to know about Anorexia Nervosa


Are you experiencing dissatisfaction with your own body type and continuously find yourself engaged in ways to cut down your weight?

Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and possibly life-threatening problem. Those experiencing this dietary problem are ordinarily experiencing an incredibly low body weight compared with their tallness and body type.

Frequently alluded to as BMI (Body Mass Index) is a device that treatment suppliers regularly use to evaluate the fittingness of body weight for an individual battling with a dietary problem. Furthermore, perceptions of eating examples, exercise, and character qualities may give signs of an anorexic analysis. Those battling with anorexia every now and again dread putting on weight and have a twisted self-perception. They frequently accept they show up a lot heavier than they are.

Also, females and males who experience the ill effects of this disorder epitomize an obsession with a slender figure and anomalous eating designs. Anorexia nervosa is exchangeable with the term anorexia, which alludes to self-starvation and the absence of craving

The individual experiencing Anorexia is frequently seen as:

  • Profoundly self-restrained.
  • They confine the amount of nourishment, calories, and frequently high fat or high sugar nourishments.
  • They devour far fewer calories than are expected to keep up a sound weight. This is a disastrous type of self-starvation.
  • It is seen that such individuals have chronic restrictive eating, beyond the norm and they rapidly lose weight or become significantly underweight.
  • They are generally obsessed with the calories and fat contents of their meal.
  • They tend to engage in ritualistic eating patterns, such as consuming small amounts, and unusually long gaps between meals.
  • They also show continued fixation with food, recipes, or cooking; the individual may cook intricate meals for others but refrain from partaking.
  • In females, Amenorrhea: the unusual absence of a period or loss of 3 consecutive menstrual cycles is a very common symptom.
  • Depressive mood or persistent laziness can be seen.
  • Few such people even report a sensation of feeling extremely cold, the thinness of hair, and hair fall. However, they may experience the growth of soft, fine hair that grows on the face and body.
  • Avoiding social gatherings, family functions, or other hangouts is a common practice of anorexics.

For preventing and managing this disorder you shall work on self-acceptance and self-love. You may also seek psychological help online for the same from over 600+ experts at HopeQure.


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