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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa?

A condition where there is abnormal fear of gaining weight. Patients try to lose weight excessively through fasting, inducing vomiting, or excessive exercise.

Symptoms of anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa

  • Thinking that one is fat despite healthy body weight

  • Fear of gaining weight despite already being thin

  • Strict dietary restrictions

  • Recent weight loss

  • Self-induced vomiting

  • Dry skin

  • Fatigue

  • Recent changes in mental state

Questions your doctor may ask to check for anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa

  • Do you think you are overweight even though others don't agree?

  • Are you afraid of gaining weight despite being slim?

  • Are you following a strict diet routine?

  • Have you lost weight recently?

  • Do you make yourself vomit intentionally?

Treatment for anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa

Treatment aims to overcome the fear of weight gain, and subsequently to maintain a healthy weight. This is done mostly through therapy of different forms with a counselor. Group and family therapy sessions may help too. Medications can be given to help with associated problems like anxiety or depression. In severe cases where there is malnourishment, hospitalization may be needed to monitor and bring weight back up to a healthy level.

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