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You're
not alone
with
anorexia
Anorexia
is the
21st
most common reason
for therapy

findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
35
males

with anorexia
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
85
females

with anorexia
talk to therapists

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06/07/2020
Anorexia is a mental health condition. It is also known as anorexia nervosa.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
0
Obsessions
about body shape or weight gain, or persistent denial of seriousness of weight loss
Feelings
1
Anxiety
intense
Behaviours
0
Binges
excessive eating
0
Exercise
excessive
0
Fasting
or dieting
0
Purges
vomiting, diuretic, enema or laxative misuse
1
Weight
loss due to energy intake restriction

Causes

0
Genes
relative with depression, anorexia, binge eating disorder or bulimia
0
Events
triggers include abuse, criticism of eating habits, body shape, weight
0
Traits
obsessiveness, perfectionism
0
Uncertain

Diagnosis

Adults

For 3 (or more) months:

Weight
loss due to energy intake restriction
Obsessions
about body shape or weight gain, or persistent denial of seriousness of weight loss
Anxiety
intense
Binges
excessive eating
andPurgesvomiting, diuretic, enema or laxative misuse
orExerciseexcessive
andFastingor dieting
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for anorexia

For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 40 sessions
Therapists

41 therapists
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06/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for anorexia

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 40 sessions
Therapists

59 therapists
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06/07/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 06 July 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Psychodynamic Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence