ANOREXIA NERVOSA

CAUSES – Researchers within the medical and psychological fields continue to explore possible causes.  Some research studies indicate that there is a genetic component that may play a more significant role in determining a person’s susceptibility to anorexia than was previously thought. 

TREATMENT – The goals of treatment may need to be achieved more slowly in order to prevent the anorexia sufferer from relapsing as a result of being overwhelmed by treatment.  Different kinds of psychological therapy have been employed to treat people with anorexia.  Some alternative therapy methods may be used to treat some symptoms of anorexia.

PREVENTION – Helping people internalize a self-image and health behaviors that are inconsistent with those of eating disordered individuals have also found to be effective prevention methods for anorexia.

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