Anorexia nervosa

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  • Anorexia Nervosa
    • What is it?
      • A mental health condition in which a person tries to keep their weight as low as possible
    • Symptoms
      • losing a lot of weight
      • dental problems such as tooth decay or bad breath
      • hard skin on knuckles
      • swelling of the feet, hands and face
    • Causes
      • tendency towards depression and anxiety
      • perfectionism
      • hormonal changes
      • difficult family relationships
    • Treatment
      • therapy or counselling
        • cognitive behavioural therapy
        • family therapy
        • cognitive analytic therapy
      • eating advice
      • dental hygiene advice (if they vomit regularly)
      • advised to slowly reduce the amount of laxatives that they take (if they do)
    • Impacts on the patient
      • physical
        • lack of strength
        • tiredness
      • intellectual
        • lack of concentration
      • emotional
        • guilt
        • depression
      • social
        • isolation from friends
      • financial
        • decreased wages due to taking time off work

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