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Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person can literally starve himself or herself to death. While women tend to have this disorder more than men, anyone can develop it. A common symptom is excessive weight loss, and people with anorexia believe they are fat even when they are dangerously thin. Often, the illness will develop after a stressful life event, such as the beginning of puberty or moving out of the parents' home.
Treatment often includes therapy and nutritional counseling. More severe cases may require hospitalization. The course and outcome of this disorder will vary among individuals: some fully recover after a single episode; some have a fluctuating pattern of weight gain and relapse. Others experience a chronically deteriorating course of the illness over many years.
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