Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that can be treated with Psychotherapy. Many people suffer from an eating disorder which causes them to be above or below their normal Body Mass Index (BMI) range.
Eating disorders can become dangerous if left untreated. When managing weight, the goal should be to remain within your BMI range.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
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Have you ever wondered why some people are thin, maybe they have Anorexia Nervosa.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, occasionally chronic, and potentially life-threatening eating disorder defined by a refusal to maintain minimal body weight within 15 percent of an individual’s normal weight. Other essential features of this disorder include an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted body image, denial of the seriousness of the illness, and amenorrhea (absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles when they are otherwise expected to occur).
Read more about Anorexia Nervosa http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7409
Feeling depressed or living with Anorexia Nervosa contact a mental health agency in the Detroit area http://www.mhweb.org
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