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Anorexia nervosa

weight disorder loss

Anorexia nervosa, psychological disorder characterized by a disturbed sense of body image and exaggerated anxiety about weight gain, manifested by abnormal refusal to eat, leading to severe weight loss, and, in women, amenorrhea (loss of period). The onset is usually in adolescence, and the disorder affects females predominantly; only about 5% of the cases occur in males.

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