What’s Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is a specific mental health eating disorder

In Anorexia Nervosa, the individual is over afraid to gain weight. As a result, she fails to maintain a healthy body weight.

It’s definite psychological disturbance is in the perception of the size or shape of the body.

Experts say it may begin as early as age 13. 

A client was underweight. She’s around 70% less than her ideal body weight. Yet she fears a lot about getting overweight. 

That’s anorexia Nervosa.

Self esteem issues are typically involved on body weight and shape concerns.

To heal and recover, the patient deals with this set of issues as well as learn coping strategies, allow expression of feelings, practice relaxation techniques, and address cognitive distortions on food and personal matters.

Family therapy is also important work. It’s found that those with this eating disorder have parent-child issues.