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Anorexia Nervosa

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.

Online Articles:

Anorexia Nervosa, NEDA

Common Health Consequences of Eating Disorders, 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


When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS

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


“Eating Disorders From the Inside Out” 

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

State Not Weight by C&M ED Productions for Prof J Treasure, F.E.A.S.T.

Peer Support:

F.E.A.S.T.’s Around The Dinner Table forum

Around the Dinner Table Facebook Forum

ATDTfb Espagnol: Apoyo para familias y cuidadores de patientes con TCA