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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Anorexia

The term “anorexia nervosa” (from the Latin words meaning "nervous loss of appetite”) was first used in 1874 by the English physician Sir William Gull. It refers to a psychological illness mainly affecting young women, which results in an excessive weight loss due to a restricted food intake.

The causes of anorexia nervosa are not known but Psychotherapy is an important part of the treatment.

Pigs suffer from anorexia.

Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder — between 5% and 20% eventually die from it.

Here is a list of songs about eating disorders.

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