► This disorder is also found though, in a smaller ratio, in adolescent males and adult men.
► It is commonly observed among the teenagers.
► Anorexia induces the patient to harbour low self-esteem and a high desire to control their emotions.
► Anorexia is a characteristic reaction to a number of external and internal conflicts, such as stress, anxiety, unhappiness and a feeling of life getting out of hand.
► Anorexia is a reaction of a person's inability to cope with these negative emotions.
Early History Of Anorexia Nervosa:
► There were many previous case histories of this condition with eating disorder.
► An English physician William Gull coined the term Anorexia Nervosa in 1868. Coining the term Dr Gull emphasized the physiological causes of the condition, the need to restore weight, and the role-played by the family.
► Another physician Charles Lasegue around the same time also gave the current 'key descriptions' of the condition. (Ref: Palmer 2000)
Latest Publications and Research on Anorexia NervosaThe importance of body image disturbances for the outcome of outpatient psychotherapy in patients with anorexia nervosa: Results of the ANTOP-study. - Published by PubMed
Indirect and direct measures of striving for perfection moderate body mass index curves in the intensive treatment of anorexia nervosa. - Published by PubMed
Endocrine Effects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. - Published by PubMed
Lurasidone in Children and Adolescents: Systematic Review and Case Report. - Published by PubMed
Self-reported quantity, compulsiveness and motives of exercise in patients with eating disorders and healthy controls: differences and similarities. - Published by PubMed