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Diagnosis Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa

Criteria for diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Current classification and definition (the main points of ICD1O (WHO 1992) and DSM-IV (APA 1994) combined)

body weight at least 15 per cent below that for normal/expected age and height: in children this is weight below the second percentile; weight loss is self-induced; self-perception of being too fat; absence of three consecutive menstrual cycles when otherwise expected; denial of the seriousness of low body weight.

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