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

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04/08/2020
35
males

with anorexia
talk to therapists

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04/08/2020
85
females

with anorexia
talk to therapists

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04/08/2020
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
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for anorexia

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 40 sessions
Therapists

58 therapists
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04/08/2020
Thoughts
WorryAttention mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Place a book in front of you. Look at the book cover, but think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Look at the book cover and think about it. When thoughts wander, refocus on the book. When feelings occur, refocus on the book. Rerate Anxiety
0
WorryBreath mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Inhale and exhale. Focus on the sensations of breathing. When thoughts wander, refocus on the sensations. Rerate Anxiety
0
Feelings
TensionNotice it, release it. Practice daily to benefit. Sit comfortably. Arms in lap, knees bent, feet on floor. Where do you feel tension?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
AnxietyBreathe well. Practice 1 min daily to benefit. Breathe deeply into stomach. Put 1 hand on chest. Aim to keep it still. Put 1 hand on stomach. Aim to let it rise and fall. Inhale through nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Exhale through mouth for 4 seconds. Repeat.
AnxietyFeeling mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Where do you feel anxiety?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for anorexia

For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 40 sessions
Therapists

41 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
04/08/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 04 August 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