Anorexia Nervosa

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by significantly low body weight, restriction of food intake, ongoing behavior related to an intense fear of gaining weight, and a disturbance in self-perceived weight or shape. There are two types of anorexia nervosa – the restricting type, in which weight loss is achieved by restricting food intake and/or excessive exercise, and the binge-eating/purging type, in which the individual engages in recurrent episodes of binge eating or purging behavior.