Anorexia Nervos Is An Eating Disorder Related With Severe Weight Loss And Disturbance Of Body Function?

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“Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder related with severe weight loss and disturbance of body function affecting mostly female children and adolescents. Though AN is a rare disease with a prevalence of some 0.3%, it is the mental disorder with the highest mortality” (Nehring et al, 2014, para. 1). Anorexia is a mental disorder that it is very common in female adolescents that can last up to seven years to recover from this disorder, although this time can vary the average is known to be around seven years (Elzakker et al, 2014). “There are different approaches for treating AN, such as family therapy, individual psychological therapies, inpatient care and psychopharmacologic interventions. Parenteral nutrition and enteral feeding (EF) via nasogastric tube are suggested to be successful opportunities to support AN therapy” (Nehring, 2012, para. 2). “Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a chronic and difficult-to-treat disease with typical onset in adolescence or young adulthood. BN involves recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by selfinduced compensatory strategies, such as vomiting, to avoid weight gain” (Seitz et al, 2016, para. 1). Patients who suffer from Bulimia tend to see body image distortion in themselves, have problems emotionally, and even impulsive behavior (Seitz et al, 2016). In many studies, it has been shown that most patients who suffer from Anorexia and Bulimia tend to experience a type of anxiety disorder. Although they currently…

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