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Individuals with this eating disorder keep their body weight below a minimal normal level by exercise, control of food intake, and other means.
A. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e.g. weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected).
B. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
C. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.
D. In postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea, i.e., the absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. (A woman is considered to have amenorrhea if her periods occur only following hormone, e.g. estrogen, administration.)
Restricting Type: during the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has not regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (i.e., self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas)
Binge-Eating/Purging Type: during the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (i.e., self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas)
Based on the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition APA
Also: anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa
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|Topic||ANOREXIA NERVOSA / BINGE EATING / BULIMIA NERVOSA / DEPRESSION / NOCTURNAL ENURESIS / OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER / PANIC ATTACKS AND PANIC DISORDER / PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDERS|
|Reference||The American Psychiatric Association (2000) DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders The American Psychiatric Association|
|Topic||ANOREXIA NERVOSA / CHILDHOOD ANXIETY DISORDERS|
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The online Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists most of the major psychological disorders and illnesses and lists the criteria that must be fulfilled in order for a diagnosis to be made. This resource is not a substitute for proper professional psychiatric diagnosis.
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