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anorexia nervosa

Matching treatment of anorexia nervosa to need and acceptability

In spite of what we know about the effectiveness of treatments for eating disorders overall, there remain many questions of what is cost effective and/or acceptable for individual patients. The broad clinical presentation of anorexia nervosa over age and severity, and the paucity of evidence, means that there is great uncertainty whether any of the […]

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Perinatal complications and stress during pregnancy: anorexia nervosa (AN)

A quarter of parents had experienced severe obstetric difficulty and loss, compared to only 7.5 per cent of matched comparison parents. The incidence of prematurity and birth trauma is elevated by 2–3 fold in the birth histories of those with AN. Pregnancy complications were noted more often. There is a trend for people with anorexia […]

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Predisposing factors of anorexia nervosa

There is increased number of cases of eating disorders within families. Twin studies suggest that over 50 per cent of the variance is attributed to genetic factors. There is an increased risk of perinatal stress or trauma in anorexia nervosa. There is insecure attachment: avoidant in anorexia nervosa  and ambivalent in bulimia nervosa. There is […]

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anorexia nervosa case study

Anna is 13 years old. She is the middle child of three siblings. She is intelligent,sensitive and particularly enjoys cooking for her family and friends. She has a caring nature and, like her mother, is described as a ‘perfectionist’. Annahas a small circle of very close friends. They all enjoy shopping togetherfor the latest fashions […]

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anorexia nervosa treatment and prevention

anorexia nervosa Care and treatment As mentioned above, the person with anorexia nervosa is frequently reluctant toseek help as they feel that they now have control over their body. Usually it isthe parent who brings their child to the doctor. The person with anorexia needs torecognise that they need help and have motivation to change […]

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causes of anorexia nervosa essays

It is important to remember that, although many people who develop anorexia nervosa and bulimia do so following dieting, dieting itself does not cause an eating disorder. Hetherington asserts that it may be the trigger but that there isusually a range of other factors which precipitate the occurrence of the disorder. The person who develops […]

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Features of anorexia nervosa

There also appears to be a strong genetic link. Studies of twins have shown thatfor those who develop anorexia nervosa, 65% of identical twins both have anorexianervosa, compared to 32% of non-identical twins. In respect of other female siblingsof the person with anorexia nervosa, 6–10% have also been diagnosed. Features of anorexia nervosa A person […]

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Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa

ANOREXIA NERVOSA The first medical reports of anorexia nervosa were by Dr Richard Morton (an Englishphysician) in 1689. He referred to the disorder as ‘nervous consumption’, but it wasnot until 1868 that Sir William Gull (an English physician) and Dr Charles Lasègue(a French physician) provided the term ‘anorexia nervosa’. Their descriptions of thedisorder are still […]

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Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and management Options

Arguably this is one of the most difficult phases to bridge in the management of anorexia nervosa. The first hurdle usually is for carers, friends, teachers and colleagues to express their concerns for the individual’s health and to suggest that it is important to seek help. The interpersonal process of the meeting is a critical […]

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Childhood onset anorexia nervosa

Childhood onset anorexia nervosa The co-ordinal features of childhood onset anorexia nervosa are: •failure to maintain weight gain or actual weight loss in relation to age; •determined food avoidance; •abnormal concerns/preoccupation with weight and shape; and •amenorrhoea in post-menarcheal adolescents or delayed or arrested puberty. Incidence and prevalence In adolescent populations the prevalence of anorexia […]

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