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Anorexia Nervosa

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Synopsis

There are many myths and stereotypes associated with anorexia nervosa. However, although it can affect each person differently, one thing is shared – it is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ but a serious and potentially life threatening mental illness. Understanding the warning signs of anorexia nervosa, and the risks associated with it, can be the first step towards finding the right kind of professional help and support.