Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious metabo-psychiatric disorder which affects about 1% of the population across all genders, races and body sizes. This eating disorder is characterized by weight loss and the fear of gaining weight, but also by a failure to gain adequate weight during childhood or adolescence.
Individuals with anorexia nervosa generally restrict the amount of calories or types of food they eat. Some also engage in purging activities such as vomiting, laxative use, or extreme exercise, and may also suffer from body dysmorphia. We have assembled some current information and resources to help you support your family member who may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa.
Anorexia Nervosa, NEDA
Eating Disorders come in all Shapes and Sizes, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Medical Care Standards Guide – The Purple Book, Academy of Eating Disorders
Anosognosia and Anorexia Symptoms, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind
Medications Used to Treat Eating Disorders, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind
Hypoglycemia May be the Cause of Death in Anorexia Nervosa, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Negative Energy Balance: A Biological Trap for People Prone to Anorexia Nervosa, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
Rethinking anorexia: Biology may be more important than culture, new studies reveal, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, ScienceMag
Sick Enough, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well: Practical solutions, compassionate communication tools and emotional support for parents of children and teenagers, Eva Musby
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method, Janet Treasure, Gráinne Smith and Anna Crane
Handling Excessive Exercise in Teen Eating Disorder Recovery During FBT, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS
Medical Minute, Restriction and the Heart, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED