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Were you looking for information about Anorexia? Anorexa is a common misspelling of anorexia.
Anorexia is an eating disorder identified, in part, by a refusal to eat, an intense desire to be thin, repeated dieting attempts, and excessive weight loss. While women tend to develop anorexia more than men, anyone can develop the disease. A common symptom of anorexia is excessive weight loss, and people with anorexia believe they are fat even when they are dangerously thin. Some of the things that people with anorexia may do in order to maintain an abnormally low weight include dieting, fasting, and over-exercising, as well as misusing laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. Also, the illness often develops after a stressful life event, such as the beginning of puberty or moving out of the parents' home. Treatment for anorexia often includes therapy and nutritional counseling. More severe cases may require hospitalization.
(Click Anorexia for more information about anorexia, including how the disorder is diagnosed and why treating it usually requires individual psychotherapy and family therapy in addition to restoring the person to a healthy weight.)
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