Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Reeja Tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Feb 14, 2016

Types Of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is classified into two, based on the methods adopted by the patients to loose weight.

Anorexia has been classified as two types -

  • Restricting type:
  • This type of Anorexia is characterised by the patient adopting unhealthy habits, like fasting, to avoid weight gain.
  • Binge eating or Purging type:
  • This type is characterised by the use of self-induced vomiting, or misuse of laxatives or diuretics to help prevent weight gain.

References:

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  8. Anorexia Nervosa: The Race For Weight Loss - (http://www.something-fishy.org/whatarethey/anorexia.php)

Comments

Imayavaramban Monday, July 7, 2014

Why teens are more prone to this condition?

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