Understand Anorexia

What is Anorexia Nervosa (AN)?

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a biological and genetic illness. It is not a psychological illness. INSERT MORE.

 

What causes Anorexia?

 

Explain proximal trigger (weight loss) and ultimate cause of weight loss (biology/genetics).

 

How is Anorexia not a psychological illness?

Insert myths here about culture,childhood, etc.

 

What are Eating Disorders?

Is it ED (Eating Disorders), AN (Anorexia Nervosa), Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorders or EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)? 

 

The general public typically uses the term anorexia/anorexic loosely. However, the medical professions specifically categorize the progression of the condition into different names of illness; they describe the general condition as an Eating Disorder (ED) until the person exhibits symptoms outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

While confusion exists, we would like to be a catalyst for clarification and unification for a cause that is burdened by stigma.

Signs of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a biological and genetic illness. It is not a psychological illness. INSERT MORE.

Why Anorexia happens

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a biological and genetic illness. It is not a psychological illness. INSERT MORE.