The 411 on Eating Disorders

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  • What Causes Them?
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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is a deadly disorder where no matter how thin someone is, it’s just not enough. A person with anorexia refuses to maintain a healthy body weight; has an intense fear of gaining weight; and has a distorted body image that does not reflect reality. Complications include reproductive and thyroid abnormalities; anemia; heart problems, bone density loss, neurological problems and, in some cases, death. 

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